The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 22, 2013

Robert White


DANVILLE — Robert White, 85, formerly of Catlin, passed away June 4, 2013, at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz.

He was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Warren and Mary McLin White.

He was married to Rita Reinhard on July 1, 1950, in Terre Haute, Ind. She survives.

He is survived by his children, Rhonda Botkin, Ray (Tracy) White and Roger (Kim) White. He also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his oldest son, Randy White.

Robert enjoyed watching the NASCAR races. He also liked to go golfing and fishing. Robert was well known for owning the Sunoco station in Danville and employing many of Danville’s youth at the station in the late ’50s. He also worked for the better part of his career as an operating engineer for Union Local 841.

Robert served his country in the United States Navy toward the end of World War II.

Above all else, Robert loved to travel and spend time with his wife, his family and his friends.

A memorial gathering for Robert will be 2-5 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Condolences may be left at

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