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Richard White

November 19, 1954 — January 10, 2023

Richard Ray White, 68, of Pinehurst, ID, passed away peacefully at his Pinehurst home on January 10, 2023. Richard was born on November 19, 1954 in Uravan, CO, a son of the late Cliff and Betty Cressler. His parents later divorced and Betty married Ed White and Richard took the last name, White.

Richard loved hunting, fishing, camping, reading Western novels and being with his family. He will certainly be missed by many, especially his loving wife, Sharon (Tinney) White.

Besides his parents, Richard is preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Bob; a sister, June; and a grandson, Ben Black.

Richard is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon White of the family home in Pinehurst, ID; five children, Chistina Case of Alaska, Connie White of Maine, Jeri Sonsteng of Washington, Richard (Leah) White of Alabama, and Dan (Angela) Sonsteng of Pinehurst, ID; a sister, Loretta Floyd of Nebraska; nineteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and numerous other family members.

In keeping with Richard’s wishes, cremation will take place and no services are planned. His family will scatter his ashes at one of his favorite spots at a later date. Donations may be made in Richard’s memory to the Go Fund Me account set up in remembrance of his grandson, Ben Black at

Memories of Richard and messages of condolence may be shared with his family online at Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the White family with arrangements.

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