Larry Elder White

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Larry graduated from Whitehall Yearling High School and soon after entered the United States Air Force where he worked in the Transportation Squadron while stationed in North Dakota and in Japan.  After serving his country and earning his Honorable Discharge from the military, he began working for Western Electric where he met lifelong friends, Eugene Lefever, Bruce Harper, Bruce Tyler, and Al England.

Larry was known for his willingness to help others at a moments notice.  Whether it was going to cut wood, help a family move, going to cut grass or just having someone to listen, he was there.  However, most of all, he loved his hot summers and being in the sun.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marguerite Zimmerman, his father Lindsey White and one sister Barbara.

Larry leaves behind Bonnie Jean his wife of 40 years; two sons, Scott and Shawn (Cantie); four grandchildren; two younger brothers, Gary – twin (Vera), Lindsey (Eula) and finally a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews to continue his legacy.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad Street. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I remember Mr. White from when I lived in Cols., OH. He and his wife and their two sons were faithful members of St. Paul AME Church. My sister and I express our sincere condolences to his family.

  2. Sophia J. Harris

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of bereavement. Love you.

  3. Rev Elsie McDearmon Curl

    My deepest sympathy to the White family. I’ve been blessed to have known Larry since we were children, living in Whitehall and later shared worship services with him at Saint Paul AME Church, Columbus, Ohio. He was always a kind , thoughtful and considerate person. He loved The Lord, his church, Saint Paul AME. (he served Faithfully as a usher for many years. ), he loved his family and he loved his friends. I will miss my friend.

  4. Craig E. Hamilton

    To the White family: The word I most associate with Larry is angel. Larry was so helpful to to my mother over the years. He was also helpful to my aunt and many others. I last saw him when he let me sleep over, the night before my aunt’s funeral in Columbus. I think of Larry often, and we talked occasionally, including recently. I am surprised and saddened by the news of his passing. May peace be with you all.

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  6. Larry White was one of my best friends, always kind to everyone, always helping everyone especially his widows, such a hard worker. Gonna miss you. You had to miss that last lunch with Al and me, of course, Eugene had to miss that one and we can all get together for that last supper in heaven.

  7. Sorry Scott and Shawn for the loss of uncle Larry. He will be missed by all of us.

  8. Marilyn Rutledge

    I’d rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord…..Larry was always willing, able, “on time “, and going above and beyond his usher duties. His smile, “dapper” dressing and willingness to help others will always be remembered. It truly was an honor to have served with you. Rest In Peace.


    When I think of Larry, I think of KINDNESS. His softspoken nature brought calm to those around him. He was truly God’s HELPER by the manner in which he was always there to assist anyone who had a need. He was such a blessing to my mother after my father passed. If Mom called and said she needed help, Larry was there. He always made himself available to me and my brother with household issues and he often knew what we needed before we did. Larry was TRUSTED and loved. We will miss him, but clearly God needed this ANGEL even more. Rest well, Larry.

  10. Deborah Henderson

    I remember Larry from the usher board of St Paul AME Church a faithful servant He and Bonnie were always willing to host the usher board meetings at his home .You could always make us laugh. God bless the family.

  11. At times we are faced with many uncertainties in this life. There are so many things we don’t understand. Rest assure that God knows everything. Larry had his final appointment with God where he will never, no longer know sorrow, crying, pain or death. His identity and memories of him will never be lost. Family,I pray that God will encourage your spirits and give you the needed strength and comfort during your difficult time. I love each of you. I loved Larry…
    Deborah”DeeJae” Moon

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