James T.-White-Obituary

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James T. White

Indianapolis, Indiana

1930 - 2018 (Age 87)


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James T. White "Jim" died at home on Sunday, February 4, at the age of 87.  Jim’s values were evident in how he spent his life.  He was devoted to his family and his friends.  He was loyal, ethical and meticulous.  Jim was generally quiet, but with a great sense of...

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Dear Jessica,
To God Be the Glory for all HE has done in your marriage. I am grateful to have had an opportunity to meet you, Mr. White and the family six months ago and serve as a caregiver. Mr. White is a remarkable man with a phenomenal legacy. He blessed so many people sharing his talents and skills with patience and a smile. He loved you so much and he appreciated everything you did to make his transition loving, sweet and special. You are a virtuous woman who served her husband...

Larry and I are so very sorry about your loss. Although we did not know Jim, neighbors have all told us that the world was a much better place because of him.

Larry and Nancy Harris

WHen I graduated in 1959, Mr, White had started me out on the cymbals and then helped me learn to play the French Horn. Before graduation, I had started a dance group that performed with the band. He was an amazing musician, director and cheer leader. He gave me the confidence to go on to play the French Horn in the symphonic band at Indiana Universi and I will always remember him for his patience, sense of humor and belief that we could do anything we set ou minds to. Marcia Johnson Miller ~59

Dear Jessica,
I just heard that Jim has passed away. You have my deepest sympathy. That trumpet section in heaven must be a joyful, musical reunion, continuing the mission they had with us on earth. We must be thankful we were part of their talented, happy, fulfilling lives.
Mary Sifferlen

Hello all, my name is Doug and I am one of the many people whom Mr. White has touched. I played with him in the New Horizons band once, and he was the first choice my dad would go to when a horn man was needed. Dad had a band called the Varitones. He had an esteemed respect for Mr. White and loved him as a player. What a great legacy he has left us all, especially with our youth whom he taught the importance and joy of music.
Blessings and prayers
D. Horton


The Woodview Junior High Jazz Band rehearsals stuffed in your little living room already stuffed with one or two pump organs. That is a memory that I will not forget. The gift and service your dad gave us students by taking over the jazz band for a year while there was no permanent band director will always be appreciated. Later getting to play in small brass groups led by your dad at Old Bethel UMC, and in the Bob Phillips band was a real treat and learning experience. ...

Wendy, Julie and Mark,

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Mom is in the Horizons Band, and kept in touch with me about him when she could. He was surely a staple in the Indianapolis music scene. Great memories. Blessings to you all.

Jim and I were fraternity brothers in Phi Beta Mu, Honorary Music Fraternity. It was always a pleasure to see and talk with him as he always displayed interest and concern for all of us in music education. I am so sorry for your loss and I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jessica and Family,
So sorry for your loss. God Bless....