In Loving Memory…

Kerry L. White

Kerry Lynn White, 59, of Smithton, died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born October 25, 1960 in Milan, a son of the late Robert L. and Mary Ann (Bachman) White.

Kerry was a 1979 graduate of La Monte High School and attended college at State Fair and in Kansas City for industrial electric equipment. He spent his working years in various capacities involving this field. He loved working with his hands and could build or fix anything. If he didn’t know how to do something, he would teach himself. His specialty was rebuilding motors.

Kerry was a fighter; he fought three battles of stage-four cancer over a span of 34 years. Through it all, he stayed strong in spirit. He will be remembered for his gentle nature and selfless devotion to his family and friends.

He loved animals, especially his cat, Phoebe, and Gunner. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. His last wish was to see them win the Super Bowl.

Survivors include his companion and the love of his life, Lori Glenn, of the home; four siblings, Wesley White (Kathy), of Papillion, NE, Denise Dillon, of Macon, Martin White (Barb), of Sedalia, and Michelle Hitsman (Jerry), of Fayette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Stanley White.

A Celebration of Life service for family and close friends will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Dan Page and Kelly Birdsong officiating. Guests are encouraged to wear their Chiefs red as Kerry was not big on formalities.

There will be no visitation, but friends may sign the guest book between now and Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Sedalia Animal Shelter.

Honorary bearers will be Kelly Birdsong, Bill Hurt, Donnie Hunt, Spencer White, David Cachero and Randy Yount.

Special thanks to Dr. William Woolery, Dr. Dan Woolery, Dr. Jeff Wadley, Dr. Matt Triplett, Dr. William Decker and the excellent care Kerry received from the Critical Care Unit at Bothwell Regional Health Center.


  1. Janet Fairchild Roberts

    Dear Martin and Barb,
    I am so sorry. The memories will keep you going. Never easy to lose them, take comfort he was a good man. Big Love and Warm Hugs to all.
    Janet Fairchild Roberts

  2. Patti Jo Patrick Johnson Hammond

    Denise. I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Bill and Connie Dove

    Our hearts goes out to the family and his love Lori. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  4. I am sorry for your families loss. May the memories in which you shared be of comfort to you.

  5. John and Brenda Simpson

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  6. Karla Gibson Billings

    Denise, Wesley, Martin and Michelle May your memories sustain you and your families in the days ahead. Lori you are in my thoughts as well. Bless you all.

  7. Lori, im so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  8. Becky Greer McBath

    Prayers for healing and peace are being sent for all of Kerrys’ family. God Bless and be with you.
    Lori, I pray the Lord brings you comfort and a certain special peace during your time of mourning … God Bless You, you are LOVED .

  9. Shelley McMullin Miller

    I had lots of good times and great memories growing up with Kerry throughout our school years at Smithton. May your fond memories bring you comfort. Prayers.

  10. Kimberly (Shults) Smith

    Sooo many memoriesof Kerry and his sense of humor throughout all the years of school.What a nice guy he always was. I am so glad I got to see him a few yrs back when him and Lori had just started talking again.He confided in me just how much he really loved her. She made him happy and bless her and prayers for her for that. I am truly sorry for everyone’s loss. He was a warrior but may he rest in peace now. I will always remember him as my friend.

  11. My heart goes out to Lori and the White family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I will not be able to attend Kerry’s memorial. I will miss Kerry rest in peace my friend.

  12. My heart goes out to Lori and the White family. Sorry I won’t be able to make it to the memorial but my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  13. Martin and Barb,

    I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and yours in our prayers. God be with you.

  14. John and Glenita Knapp

    Martin and Barb and Lori sorry for your loss. He sounds like a fighter to have fought cancer so long.

  15. Martin were so sorry for your loss,we will continue to pray for you & the family.

  16. Marjie and golden key antiques crew

    I am very sorry for your loss lori and family. Prayers and hugs.

  17. Elton and Debbie Odom

    We are so sorry for your loss the family will be in our prayers .

  18. Lori
    My Prayers and thoughts are with you and Kerry’s family. Lots of love and hugs are sent your way.

  19. Lynn and Charlie Morarity

    Lori, you have our deepest sympathy. So very sorry for your loss. I’m so happy you were blessed, the two of you, to have each other during the last years. Again our sympathy.

  20. So very sorry for your loss, may god be with you.

  21. Bo and Anne Tennison

    Martin and family. Sorry to hear that your brother had passed. While I did not know him personally we share the same passion for the KC Chiefs. I would have been in good company for sure. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  22. Martin and Barbie and family,
    Sorry to hear. Prayers for all of you.
    Jeff Rehmer

  23. Mark Karen Zimmerschied

    I knew Kerry years ago ,so sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace old friend. God Bless

  24. John & Sandy Chappell

    Barb and Martin, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

  25. Chris And Mark Hewett

    Martin and Barb, thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

  26. Debbie and Ray Murray

    So very sorry to hear about Kerry. Bless his courageous heart, he battled that horrible disease for a long time. Hope the Chiefs Super Bowl Win brought him some joy! We are sending our love, prayers, and caring thoughts to all his family. Rest In Peace, Kerry.

  27. Kim & Jana Birdsong

    Prayers for peace and comfort to Lori and The White family at this sad time. May the memories of Kerry stay deep in your hearts until you meet again❤️

  28. My thoughts and prayers to Michelle and family. He fought one of the hardest fight there is…may you have peace in knowing he is no longer in pain. Rest in peace Kerry

  29. Karla Taylor - Rehmer

    Lori I am so sorry for your loss. Kerry was a great guy. My prayers for you and the rest of his family.

  30. Cousins: Many a fond memory of times past. Kerry fought a long hard battle, but remained a gentle soul.

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