Larry Benton White, age 76, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at his home surrounded by family after a brief battle against a rare form of cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Abbie White of Pride, Louisiana and Georgia White of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Larry is survived by his wife of 40 years, June Riché White; their daughters Andrea Arellano and husband, Anthony and Kara White and her future husband, Travis Tanner, all of Baton Rouge; their grandchildren Rylie and Madison Warren; his brother Richard (“Dickie”) White and wife, Dona, of Zachary; his sister Jan Brown and husband, Harold, of Central; numerous nieces and nephews – most of all, Richie White, of Livingston.
He retired from Dow Chemical after 34 years of service, working in the Poly B plant and in the TS&D Laboratory. He was a proud graduate of Baker High School, where he played basketball and excelled on their track team. In his younger days, he played city league softball and was always a fierce competitor. During LSU baseball season, he faithfully followed every game, even traveling to Omaha, Nebraska with his daughter Kara when LSU made the College World Series. Larry loved working in his garden and proudly shared his crop of tomatoes and cucumbers with family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed deer, turkey, prairie dog and duck hunting with his labs, Kate and Jack, quail hunting with his dad, and most memorably dove hunting in Port Allen with his cherished poodle, Peanut – the best dove retriever to beat all others. He could tell you the species of duck or bird just by observing the bird’s flight in the distance. Many times, Larry made his way to the Spillway to fish for his favorite speckled trout and bass. He was a member of the Bridgeview Gun Club, where he made many friends – always enjoying his time with Neal Elkins, Ben Johnson and others. Guns were a hobby to Larry as he had a lot of knowledge about them and was always on a mission to improve their accuracy. Larry loved his family dearly and looked forward to family gatherings where he could share his special gumbo. He lived a full life, and his family can rejoice in knowing that he was able to enjoy all the good things God created. Although he did not get to ‘stand on the corner in Winslow, Arizona’ in his life on Earth as he wished, he just might get that chance now.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. A Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and on Monday, January 9, 2023, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Resthaven Garden of Memory.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com