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Dean Victor White

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Dean Victor White

age 93, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed peacefully, surrounded by his family on September 14, 2016. Beloved husband to Barbara for 70 years; loving father of Cynthia (Biestek) Merida, Mexico, Bruce White (Beth), Chicago, Christopher White, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and Craig White, Park City, UT. Survivors include seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and beloved companion, Blue the golden retriever. Dean had five siblings and one surviving sister, Mary Bird of Los Angeles, CA.

Born in Norfolk, Nebraska in 1923, to parents George White and Mary Barney. Attended The Univ. of Nebraska. Graduate of Merchant Marine Academy Bachelor of Arts/Science, King's Point, N.Y. Class of 1945. Veteran of WW II. Served in South Pacific as First Mate. In 1946 he joined his father's billboard company, White Advertising Company in Shelby, Indiana and turned it into a real estate and hotel empire with holdings around the country. Member of Forbes 400. Dean was a member of AAA Outdoor Advertising Association of America, YPO Young Presidents Organization, Board of Directors at Money Management, received the Sagamore and Wabash Award. In 2014 was the first recipient of the Crown Point Patriot of the Year Award. Co-Founder of the volunteer Fire Dept. in Shelby, IN. Member Indiana Lions Club, Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point. Currently has sponsored scholarships to local students through the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, planning the proposed and expanded Crown Point YMCA, instrumental in the development of the Crown Point Sports Complex and ball fields, major supporter and donor of the Merchant Marine Academy, active in The Crown Point Community Foundation in the remodeling of the courthouse. Enjoyed all sports, but especially playing tennis, and was a competitive player, and had a good golf swing. Dean's favorite quotation was, "Keep On Punchin!" which he would always say through the ups and downs of life. When the family thinks of Dean, the words, "Philanthropist" "Humble" "Patriot" "Respect" and "Visionary" come to mind.

Visitation will be held at The Pruzin & Little Funeral Home, 811 East Franciscan Drive, Crown Point, IN on September 16, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Private funeral and burial. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Crown Point Community Foundation. For information please call (219) 663-4302.Please visit to express online condolences and view online obituary
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 16, 2016
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