Richard Allen WHITE

August 30, 1928February 6, 2019

Richard Allen White, age 90, of Independence Missouri passed away February 6th, 2019. He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa to Eileen and Abram Corey White. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ronald White.

Rich has been married to Donna (Devitt) White for over 66 years. He retired from Montgomery Ward in 1989. After retiring he worked as a courier for a title company and assembling retail displays for Hallmark Cards. He and his wife have been active members of the Trinity Presbyterian Church for over 40 years.

Richard is survived by, his wife Donna (Devitt) White, Daughter Jini (White) Sachse, her husband Peter Sachse (New York City) and their daughters Emily Sachse (San Diego CA) and Sarah Sachse (Purchase, NY) and his son Richard (Rick) White Jr., his wife Kelly (Coughlin) White and their daughters Olivia White and Mary Emma White (Carmel, IN). He is also survived by his sister Janis (White) Cook of Clarington, PA and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1400 Sheley Rd., Independence Missouri 64052.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Richard Allen WHITE

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Greg Wozniak

February 11, 2019

Mr. Rich White was a close, proud, and friendly former neighbor of our family (my parents Walt & Emilie Wozniak, my sisters Renee and Angie, and myself....Greg) in Stewart Heights in Independence, MO...1960s to mid 1970s. My parents kept in close touch with their friends Rich and Donna in the years that followed and until his passing. I remember Rich was always light hearted and finding humor in almost in situation. A true gentleman. We will miss you Rich. Until we meet again, here’s to you. I’m going to go buy some Red, White & Blue and give you a toast. Greg Wozniak

Jennifer Azar

February 11, 2019

The Azar family sends its deepest sympathies on the passing of Richard Allen White. May the Lord, our only consolation and hope, grant comfort to Rick, Kelly, Olivia, Mary Emma and their extended family.

Bill Morrow

February 11, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Richard was always one of my favorite St. Andrew's/Trinity members.

May the Peace of God be with you at this time.

Egon Van de vrugt

February 10, 2019

We never had the privilege of meeting mister White but his daughter Jini is our good friend. And through her we can see what a wonderful man and father he must have been . Our condolences to the family. May he rest in peace . With love from Moana & Egon.

Carol Southerland

February 9, 2019

I felt privileged to have known Rich and Donna through friends at Trinity Presbyterian Church. We shared some memorable moments when having a meal together or just hearing Rich get excited whether talking about his family, sports, WWII or life in general. He loved life and being apart of it. He will be greatly missed and I pray he is feeling the love he shared with us here on earth. Peace and rest well. Love, Carol Southerland

Julie Michalski

February 8, 2019

Dear Donna, Rick, & Jini ( and families),
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Rich. We have wonderful memories of times shared with him through the years during holidays and other get-togethers. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. May his spirit live on in those he has left behind.
The Michalski Family