Beams Funeral Home


Bernard "Bernie" Richard White

27 noviembre , 19462 abril , 2021

Bernard (Bernie) R. White, 74, of Fremont, Indiana, beloved father, brother, and grandfather, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021.

He was born on November 27, 1946 in Coldwater, Michigan, to Bernard M. and Amy (Kanuch) White. He married Catherine Emma Gould on October 16, 1965.

Bernard was an active member of the community for most of his life. He was a past member of the Northeastern Lodge # 210 F & AM, a past longtime member of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the American Heart Association. He retired from the Department of Homeland security and was a pioneer in the county paramedic program, which was his life-long passion.

Bernard was a Scotch Connoisseur and had recently become a travel enthusiast. He was an amazing storyteller and amateur comedian. He easily made friends wherever he went.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Bernard M. White, and Amy (Kanuch) White Straw, his wife, Cathy, and son, Ricky.

Bernard is survived by daughters Debbie (Todd) Flickinger of Pomona, California, Becky White and her companion Dusty Freed, and Susie White, both of Fremont. Grandchildren Samantha (David) Korlowicz, Brittany Davis, Austin Davis, Trinity Bond, Liberty Bond, Roman White, Everly Bond, Emmett Freed, Eleanor Freed, Alaura Freed and great grandchildren Maddison Brewster, Aurora Korlowicz, Vincent Frisoli, and Peyton Wilke. Also surviving are sisters Nan (Ron) Dodd of Angola, Becky Shlater of Florida, and brother, John White of Fremont.

According to his wishes cremation will take place. There will be no services at this time.

Memorial donations in his memory may be directed in care of the family or to the Fremont Fire Department.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, IN 260/495-2915


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Bernard "Bernie" Richard White


Steven Vaughn

9 abril , 2021

We were good friends going back to playing together at a young age. I will miss him very much

Robert LaGrange

8 abril , 2021

I knew Bernie from work at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. He was always pleasant and fun to chat with. I have good memories of Bernie working on agency exercises. He will be missed by many people.

Doug Cooke

7 abril , 2021

Bernie was one of my mentors at IDHS when I joined the team, and we remained friends beyond his retirement. We would send messages to each other periodically on Facebook and I always knew I would get a "Happy Birthday" message every year. Bernie was funny, kind, and a joy to call friend. Rest in peace, Bernie.

Rebecca Blagrave

7 abril , 2021

Bernie was a great co-worker and fun to be around. He was an expert at trivia, poetry, and storytelling. I enjoyed his posts and reading about his travels. He was a dear friend and I will miss him greatly. Prayers for peace and blessed memories for his family.

Sheri White

6 abril , 2021

I'm thankful to have many fond memories of Bernie.
He always amazed me by his answering every Trivial Pursuit question correctly. No defeating him ever.
And he loved his family. Bless you all.

Ruthann Oldsen

6 abril , 2021

I always liked to talk to Bernie. He was very well informed on current affairs. He had a keen sense of humor.
Savor the memories and they will sustain your grief.
God bless the family. God speed Bernie.

Rebecca Shlater

5 abril , 2021

I will miss you, my brother! Your sense of humor could always keep me laughing. Unbeknownst to me until a few weeks ago I also learned you were the keeper of the White family history. Now there will be no answers.
To my nieces: I love you all and feel your pain and loss.
Peace and love!

Lori Dove

5 abril , 2021

Debbie, Susie and Becky, My heart is absolutely broken for you girls. He loved you all so very much! We worked together at Fremont Hardware in the 80’s. We became friends and after a few years of having lost touch we reconnected on Facebook. He was a dear person and a good shoulder to cry on. We got so we talked several times a week. He would talk about all of you and those wonderful grandkids. He loved sitting with Emmett and watching Jeopardy and cartoons. And Elinor would crawl on his lap while we were talking and she and I would “chat”. He loved his trips to California and always had wonderful stories! You are all in my heart as you mourn him. He will be sorely missed. Fly high my friend. Lori