|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1975|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 2008|
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Son of Joseph and Gloria (Skiple) White. His parents survive, residing in Brownsmead, Oregon.
He attended preschool at the Brownsmead Grange. He then attended Knappa Schools, graduating from Knappa High School in 1993. He attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., graduating as a diesel mechanic in 1995. Returning to the Astoria area, he logged for Weyerhaeuser and various other companies.
On July 27, 1996, he married Teresa Knapp, who survives. The couple moved to Portland.
In Portland, Mr. White worked for his brother's engineering company. Not long after the birth of his daughter, he chose to stay home and be a "house husband" and part-time mechanic. The couple moved to Oakland, Calif., then Anchorage, Alaska, settling in Valdez a little over a year ago.
Family members said he enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together. He also enjoyed riding his four-wheeler, fishing, hiking and football. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his family and pets.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Alyssa White; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Linda and Steve Weirup, Joyce and Ed VanOsdol and Rhonda Benthin; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Tammi Benthin, Mike and Dawn Benthin and Tony and Jennifer Benthin; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Benthin; 28 nieces and nephews, Cougar, Luke and Mindy Weirup, Randy, Jake and Ben VanOsdol, Yvonne Pinkstaff, Glory and Aaron Benthin, Jessica, Kristina, John and Jeff Benthin, Shandy Moreland, Andrew and Marina Evans, Chris, Nicole, Natalie, Robert and Markus Benthin and Josh, Aria, Crystal, Anthony, Nick, Rebecca and Jessica Benthin; numerous great-nieces and nephews; a father and mother-in-law, Chuck and Violet Knapp of Knappa; two sisters-in-law; and extended family members in Colton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha L. "Marty" Benthin-Evans in 1990.
Source: The Daily Astorian
Body donated to medical science
Created by: Tami K.
Record added: Mar 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25590679