Rhine, Gale Gale Rhine, age 66, was born November 13, 1947, to his parents, Catherine and Paul Rhine. He passed away August 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Gale is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Rita; sons, Eric Rhine, Dustin Rhine and Brandon Rhine and wife, Sara; granddaughters, Summer and Harper; and brothers, Paul Gary Rhine and wife, Cathy, Kendall Rhine and wife, Gail, Donald Rhine and wife, Pat. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dale Rhine. Born in Denver, Colorado, he spent most of his childhood in Dupo, Illinois, perfecting his basketball skills. This enabled him to get a basketball scholarship to Dallas Baptist University in 1965. He became a starter and was fortunate to play in Madison Square Gardens in the NIT tournament. He also met his wife Rita here at school. They both transferred to West Texas State in Canyon, TX, where he continued his basketball scholarship. After graduation he was immediately drafted into the Army where he was fortunate to spend all his time stateside. Following his service he and his wife, Rita, moved to Dallas where he went into sales. Gale was a natural born salesman. He sold encyclopedias door to door, land, insurance, chemicals, but found his true calling in the safety business. He started working at Lone Star Safety in the early 70's eventually becoming the sole owner. His business flourished due to his hard work, honesty, and integrity. He branched out to Oklahoma City, Russellville, Arkansas, San Antonio, TX, and most recently Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Gale surrounded himself with loyal employees and quality products. Gale was known as "The Grill Master at the Lake". Although he didn't care for the water he certainly enjoyed cooking for the masses who always seemed to enjoy his hospitality. Barbeque chicken was his specialty. Tailgating at the Cowboy games had also been a longtime tradition dating back to the Tom Landry days with fried chicken with family, customers, and employees. Gale was known for his generosity. He was always there to help someone in need and sometimes without them ever knowing. He had a very big heart and loved his family deeply. If you were a friend of Gale Rhine's, you had a friend for life. We will miss you my sweet husband, my dear dad, dear grandpa, dear brother, and dear friend. Love from all. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, Wounded Warrior Project or SPCA. In honor of Gale's favorite color, please feel comfortable wearing the color red if you so desire. Visitation with the family will be from 6-8pm, Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Funeral services are 12:00pm, Friday, August 15, 2014, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, Dallas.
Jaynes Memorial Chapel
811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville, TX 75137
Published in Dallas Morning News from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014