Mr. John T. Whitman

May 2, 1934January 27, 2019

John “Terry” Whitman went to his heavenly home on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the age of 84. He was a native of Kansas City, MO and resident of Prairieville. He attended Indiana University before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a medic, stationed in Germany. Terry retired from Dow Chemical after working as a maintenance supervisor for 40 years. Terry and his wife were world travelers visiting many places in Europe, the Caribbean and all 50 states except Hawaii. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Louise LaLonde Whitman; daughter, Karen Whitman; sons, Mike and Tom Whitman; grandchildren, John Austin and Harrison Roy Tuminello. Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Clare and Mary Shaughnessy Whitman; sister, Claire Whitman Rebone and an infant brother. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. Entombment will follow in the church mausoleum. The Whitman family extends a special thanks to all the family, friends, medical staff and caregivers who provided unending love and assistance at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Ascension Oaks Nursing Home and St. Joseph Hospice at the Carpenter House. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Terry’s honor to St. Joseph Hospice at the Carpenter House or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To offer condolences to the family, please visit . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mr. John T. Whitman

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Joseph Rebone

February 1, 2019

Dear Louise, Karen, Mike and Tom,

Jana and I and our family send you our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Terry. As you know, my mother (Terry's sister Claire Rebone) and our family lived right next door to Terry's mother (my "grandma") in the small Indiana town of Princeton. Terry was not living there when I came along - I think he was working in Bay City as I grew up, but I remember Terry and Louise visiting on more than several occasions and it was always fun times when he was around. I don't think I have ever met anyone so happy, friendly and caring as Terry, and Louise was a perfect fit for him. Many years later, after we first moved to Dallas, Terry was passing through for some reason, and he stopped in to see us. He told us all about what he was doing and what Louise and the kids were doing and where they were living. It was such a nice thing for him to do but that is just the way he was. He will be sorely missed by us. We will be making a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Terry's honor and will also have a mass said for him at St. Monica's parish in Dallas. I definitely believe that we now have someone in heaven pulling for us! Our prayers will be with you.
Joe & Jana Rebone and family

Mike Gaeth

January 31, 2019

The memories, your family, ours, Hubbard Lake, Black Lake, Grand Lake. First us as kids, then your kids and what Terry did for us all to make sure we were having enjoyable vacations. Louise, some of the best times of our lives included Terry and yourself and your kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time and we truly wish we could be there to share a hug. Mike and Sherry

Jim and Rhonda Palmer

January 30, 2019

Terry was one of the finest men we have ever known. He will be missed by all that knew him. God has his loving arms wrapped around him now. Louise and family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Love and hugs.