Richard Harvey "Butch" White (1945 - 2018)

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Local Alaskan Richard "Butch" Harvey White passed away peacefully at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, May 13, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Butch was born May 26, 1945 in Anchorage. His family later relocated to Kenai in 1947. From an early age helping his father restore engines in the garage, he developed his skills as an exceptional mechanic.

He later went to earn his pilot's license and had a passion for flying his Piper PA 20, which he built. He also enjoyed restoring classic autos of the '50s and '60s era. He built race car engines and received several awards.

Richard worked and enjoyed his career as a oil field mechanic foreman and heavy-equipment operator for over 30 years with GLM Energy Services.

Forever in our hearts, he will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry White

Butch is survived by his wife, Jacque White; brother Skip White; sister Irene Varhaug; his mother, Alex White; daughter Carly Thaggard and her husband Tim; stepsons Dru and Sunrise Brinkerhoff; former wife Elaine White and daughter Victoria White and husband Matt; and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Please join us in a celebration of life and potluck from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday July 1, at the Quality Inn, 10352 Kenai Spur Highway.
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Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
(907) 283-3333
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 27, 2018