Daniel Lee "Papa" White, 64, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at midnight at his home.
Mr. White, a 1966 graduate of Eastbrook High School, was a member of the Christy Street United Methodist Church, Marion. He served in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division of the United States Army, earning a Silver Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a member of American Legion Post 253, North Webster, and the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was employed by Foster-Forbes in Marion and in Burlington, WI, as a journeyman mold maker. He later worked at Chrysler Casting Plant in Kokomo as a journeyman diecast die maker for 25 years.
He was born April 12, 1948, in Marion to Paul and Barbara White. He married Teresa Anne Scott on Feb. 3, 1968, in Van Buren. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Amy (Bruce) Boren, of Chesterton; two sons, Ryan (Lora) White, of Upland, and Chad (Teresa) White, of Columbia City; a brother, Bob (Pam) White, of Marion; two sisters, Janet (Bob) Purtee, of Swayzee, and Kim White, of Huntington; and nine grandchildren, Kyle Boren, Austin Boren, Connor Boren, Morgan White, Avery White, CeCe White, Curtis White, Macy White and Benjamin White.
A service was held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, Marion, with Rev. Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial, with military honors, was at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Ronald McDonald House at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, or to New Hope Hospice, 1385 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952.