Arley Dean White, 88, of Lafayette, Ind., passed away after a courageous fight with cancer at 6:10 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Arley was born November 30, 1929, in Danville, Ill., to the late Vernon and Selma (Johnson) White.
He was a 1947 graduate of Danville High School. Arley then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving his country as a staff sergeant at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colo., from 1950-1954.
He married the love of his life, Barbara Barnes, on April 29, 1961, in Danville.
Along with his wife, Arley managed the self-storage facility in Lafayette, Ind., since 1990.
Arley was a member of American Legion Post 11, Lafayette and the Forty and Eight Veterans Organization. He was also a 32nd Degree Master Mason of the Free and Accepted Masons and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Danville. He enjoyed bowling, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, but especially loved to fish and was an original founder of the Illini Bass Club. As a young man, Arley was employed as a traveling salesman for Winchester Firearms and enjoyed traveling and shooting professionally for the company.
Along with his wife, Barb, he is survived by two sons, Alan (Julie) White of Lafayette, Ind., and Randy (Buffy) White of Covington, Ind.; three grandchildren, Aaron and Abby White and Justin (Brittany) Cooley; one great-granddaughter, Grace Cooley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Arley's name be given to the Covington Community Foundation, Attention Covington Citizens Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.
A celebration of Arley's life will be held at a later date. Share memories, leave condolences, and sign the guest book at www.soller-baker.com
Published on December 13, 2017