Kenneth White

Kenneth Thomas White

Thursday, January 19th, 1928 - Sunday, January 6th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Kenneth White, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Kenneth White

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


– Kenneth T. White, 90, of Independence, IA died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Prarie Hills Assisted Living Center in Independence, IA.

He was born on January 19, 1928 in Salem, IA the son of Roy and Ruth (Sampson) White. He was raised on the family farm in rural Salem, IA and attended Elementary School in Salem, IA and was a 1946 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. He married his High School Sweet Heart, Mary Ellen Morehouse in November of 1949 in Swedesburg, IA. They made their home in Independence, IA, where Kenneth worked as a Surveyor for the Soil Conservation Service for many years. He later worked as a Drainage Engineer for Mason City Brick & Tile Co. and Diller Tile Co. out of Illinois. He enjoyed volunteering and was an active member of the Independence Jaycees and of the Wapsipinicon Golf Club.

Kenneth loved to spend time outdoors. In his younger years he would go camping with his friends often. Later in life he and Mary loved to travel throughout the United States in their motorhome and they spent the Iowa winters living in Bullhead City, AZ. But most of all he loved socializing, having parties, playing cards, and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Mary E. White, Independence, IA, a son Gary (Nancy) White, Independence, IA, a daughter; Connie (Keith) Kemp, Guyton, GA, two grandchildren; Emil Kemp, Savannah, GA, and Leisel (Dave) Weatherford, Savannah GA, a great grandchild, Danielle Weatherford, and many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ruth White, his six siblings; Donald White, Enid Burkey, Harold White, Eleanor Breazeale, Leonard White, and Joyce Gray, and two grandchildren; Jason and Roger Kemp.

A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held from 11 AM until 2 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in The Reiff Family Center Community Room, 216 3rd Ave SE, Independence, IA.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kenneth Thomas White, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Reiff Family Center Community Room
    216 3rd Ave SE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Reiff Family Center's Community Room from 11 AM until 2 PM on Thursday January 10, 2019


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Kenneth here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Kenneth Thomas White by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Irene Butterfield

Posted at 03:58pm
Sorry for the loss of Kenny, lots of good memories, and his story of "dit out durl". Irene Butterfield

Tony Bengston

Posted at 09:14am
Gary, my sympathies go out to the family. Sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Tony Bengston

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: