Dr. Jerry White


A Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Jerry White, age 64 of Windom, will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Sat., July 23rd at Amo Lutheran Church in rural Storden, with Pastor Harvey Pedersen officiating. Burial will follow at Amo Lutheran Cemetery in rural Storden.

A time of visitation and gathering will be held on Fri., July 22nd from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom. Visitation will continue for one-hour prior to the service on Saturday, July 23rd at the church in rural Storden.

Jerry White passed away unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident on June 29th in Joliet, Illinois.

Arrangements are under the care of the LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom. Condolences and memories of Jerry may be sent online to Dr. Jerry Thomas White was born November 20, 1957, to Thomas & Janie (Branch) White in Richmond, Virginia. Jerry graduated from North Carolina State University before earning a Doctorate degree in Psychology from Georgia State University.

Jerry married Dawn Gardener and the union was blessed with two children, Amanda and Austin, and they later divorced. On October 10, 1993, Jerry was united in marriage to Janice Polk. This marriage was also blessed with two children, Nathan and Emily.

Jerry worked for the Justice Department and the FBI, triggering moves to many places throughout the United States, finally settling in Windom. He retired from the FBI in 2008, but continued to teach at various colleges and universities, totaling 21 years, before retiring in May of 2021 from Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa. During the ‘retirement’ years, his passion for writing blossomed. He co-authored several spy novels and self-help books and had been working on the fourth installment in the Peter Marker spy series.

Jerry was a computer wizard and a professional magician through the Order of Merlin. His passion for motorcycles took him many places. He enjoyed meeting up with his friends of various law enforcement agencies at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally each year and taking many trips with these friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janice White, of Windom; four children: Amanda (James Spradley) White of Atlanta, GA, Austin (Allie) White of Pocatello, ID, Nathan White of Madison, WI, and Emily White of Madison, WI; three grandchildren: Ayla Maeroff, Axel White, and Archer White; and three siblings: Michael White of Greensboro, NC, Janie (Alfredo) Aristizabl of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Tomi (James) Bryan of Greensboro, NC.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & Janie White.

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