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Richard Leonard White, age 71, of Crystal, passed away on February 10, 2022 at home under the loving care of his family and Sparrow Hospice.  The son of Richard Leonard & Iva “Lucy” Avis (Gesselman) White, he was born on September 13, 1950 in rural Bloomer Township.  On May 16, 1992 in Crystal, he married Diane Joyce Richards, and together, they enjoyed nearly thirty years of marriage.

Dick worked Greenville Wire and Wrights Plastics.  He enjoyed fishing and ice fishing, hunting, trips to the casino, camping at Tubbs Lake, and old western movies.  He also enjoyed adventures on their golf cart with his wife as they’d explore around their neighborhood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard & Iva “Lucy” White; a son, Aaron White; a brother, Larry White; and a sister, Joyce Ann Rutherford.  Surviving are his wife, Diane White of Crystal; his son, Rich & Sara White; five grandchildren, Kieara, Tyler, Cameron, Chelcie, and Jacob; two sisters, Norma Jean DePue and Judy Bellinger; siblings-in-law, Donald & Carey Richards of Hubbardston, Douglas & Patti Richards of Carson City, David Richards of Carson City, Dale Richards of Carson City, and Jennifer Richards, of Flint;  many nieces and nephews and special friends; and his beloved dogs, Piper & Tanner.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Dick’s life will be announced when the weather is warmer.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dick’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.

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  1. Diane Griswold on February 14, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Sorry for your loss Diane



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