Robert L. White of Lafayette passed away Friday morning, June 14, 2019, at home. He was 81.

Mr. White retired from California Pellet Mill after 33 years of service. He was a member of Heartland Community Church in Lafayette. He enjoyed going to flea markets, gospel concerts and was an avid Cubs fan. He also served 13 years as a hospital red coat and served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964.

Born June 20, 1937, at New Albany, Indiana, he was the son of Walter E. White and Louise Sheets White. He attended Crawfordsville High School. He married the former Gwen Burk on July 1, 1995. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Gwen White of Lafayette; son Skip Davis (Patty) of Anderson; four step-children, Linda (Bruce) Dennison of Crawfordsville, Michael (Karen) Miller of Evansville, Martha K. Miller of Lafayette and Jim (Joni) Miller of Thorntown; two brothers, Larry (Donata) White of Noblesville and Jim (Sheryl) White of Crawfordsville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 19 at Heartland Community Church, 3900 E. 300 North, Lafayette, with services starting at noon, led by Pastor Ron Kelley and Pastor Brandon Smith. Committal with military rites will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Oak Hill Mausoleum, Crawfordsville. 

Burkhart Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. 

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