FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Carl E. White, 58, of Fort Wayne, Ind., went to be with his Lord on June 1, 2013, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Formerly of Greenville, Ohio, Carl was born Oct. 21, 1954. He graduated from Tri-Village High School in 1973 and attended Fort Wayne, Bible College.
Carl married Anita Hicks on June 29, 1974; they were married for nearly 39 years.
Carl worked for 20 years as a branch manager/senior lease sales representative in the Fort Wayne market for Palmer Leasing Group. He was the only leasing employee at the Fort Wayne location and was instrumental in their growth which now includes two facility locations, 158 trucks on lease and 17 employees. Carl has received the President's Award Circle designation several times and under his guidance, the Fort Wayne location was awarded the PacLease Franchise of the Year for North America.
Carl enjoyed Major League Baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds. He was actively involved at Avalon Missionary Church where he enjoyed leading worship for a number of years as well as teaching adult Sunday school classes. He gave leadership to the Upward Sports ministry and was involved in Bible quizzing.
Carl will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Anita; his children, Joshua (Carolyn) of Silver City, N.M., Aaron (Kara) of Wrightstown, NJ, Sarah White and Ruth White, both of Fort Wayne; his grandchildren, Elijah and Ryanne of New Mexico and Adeline and Ethan of New Jersey. He is also survived by his father, H. Dean White of Greenville, Ohio; a brother, Dean (Ann) White of Greenville, Ohio; sisters, Debi (Dan) Pugh of Butler, Ind., and Carol (Rod) Paul of Greenville, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Alaine White Dunn, also of Greenville, Ohio. He is survived as well by his father and mother-in-law, Keith and Arlene Hicks of New Paris, Ohio, along with extended family members and friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Darlene White, and his brother, Greg White.
The funeral service will be held at Avalon Missionary Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., with Keith Koteskey officiating, on Thursday at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be at Avalon on Wednesday from 2 to 4p .m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to English Language Institute/China, in support of Ken and Stephani Clouser, P.O. Box 3000, Fort Collins, CO 80522-2113 or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at braundpope.com