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Ewing “Bud” White

October 30, 1925 — August 6, 2018

Ewing “Bud” White, 92, of Van Wert, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 9:45 A.M. on Monday, August 6 surrounded by family at Van Wert Health.

He was born October 30, 1925 in Seymour, Indiana to the late Perry and Ida White.

Bud married Rosanna Schini on May 1, 1949 in Peru, Indiana at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  She preceded him in death in 1995 after more than 46 years of marriage.  In 1953, they moved to Convoy, Ohio where Bud and Rosie owned and operated Bud’s Variety Store for over 37 years.  Bud retired from the business in 1990.

Bud was a veteran of WW II where he served in the Air Force including on the island of Guam.

Bud was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Indiana Hoosiers fan, watching games every chance he got.  He enjoyed going to auctions, buying and selling antiques until the very end.  Bud also loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his two children Mary Ann Cronin (husband Jim Faulkner), John (Jan) White, grandchildren Kristen (Aaron) Pollock, Brad White, and great grandchildren Elijah and Jovie Pollock.  He was preceded in death by his sister Ruth Adamson.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy, Ohio with Pastor Michael Saylor presiding.  Burial will follow at I.O.O.F Cemetery in Convoy.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 P.M. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Preferred memorials are to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Convoy, Ohio or donor’s preference.  Online Condolences may be expressed at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 9, 2018

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 10, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Redeemer Lutheran Church

, Convoy, OH 45832

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