Longtime resident of Malta, Luther Lee “Pete” White, passed away Monday March 15th, 2021 after a battle with cancer. Pete was born February 8th, 1934 in Seagraves County, Texas to Iva Mae Cunningham and Talmer Lee White. He married Patricia “Pat” Stevenson June 4th, 1952, and they moved to Malta in 1970. Pete worked various jobs after moving to Malta, including for Harve Wight, A & P, Vista Land Co. and as lineman and later mechanic for the Raft River Rural Electric, where he retired in 1999. He was an avid fisherman, loved hunting, fixing cars, and tinkering with small engines. He never turned down anyone who needed help, family, or stranger.
Pete is survived by his wife Pat of 68 years, son David (Karen) White, Snowville UT, children: David Lee, Heather, Harli, Kharisa and Keith, son Bruce (Debbie) White, Garland UT, children: Meghann and Johnathon, daughter-in-law Cathy White, Malta ID, son Jeremiah, and daughter Patti (Jeff) Kimber Grouse Creek UT Children: Sheena, Norman, and Jessica. Grand children DeAnna, Bobby Jr., Talmer Fulton “T”, Jodi, April, and Jasper. Sister Lois (Alva) Thomas, sister-in-law Kathryn Rutledge and brother-in-law Mike (Cathy) Stevenson. A total of 21 grandkids, 29 great grand kids and 10 great-great grand kids, and numerous nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Pete.
He is proceeded in death by parents, brother Toby, sister Nona, 2 sons, Bobby and Talmer, grandson Todd White, great grandson Lane Wright, 6 brother- in- laws and 2 sister- in- laws.
The family would like to thank Intermountain Home and Hospice for the compassionate service they provide. Especially Debbie, Lori, Kay, and Stephanie.
We love you dad and will miss you every day!
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 23rd at the Malta LDS Ward Chapel with a viewing Monday night March 22nd from 6-8 and Tuesday 10:00 -10:45 also at the church. Burial will be at the Valley Vu Cemetery in Malta. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
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