David Howard White passed away on Oct. 26, 2017, at home. David was born to Howard White and Ellen Johnson White Sept. 13, 1933, in Stockton, and grew up near Hathaway Pines. He began working in the logging industry for Linebaugh, then served in the U.S. Army in Korea. David worked as a heavy equipment mechanic in Jamestown and Modesto. He eventually started his own business designing prototypes that automated lasers to the hydraulic systems of heavy equipment for land leveling.
David retired back to Calaveras County in 2004 where he built a new home. David was an inventor. He liked to design and build roads and do the groundwork for new structures. He enjoyed travel, research and attending trade shows in order to stay current on the latest technology. He was always looking for a way to improve a design. David further enjoyed grilling and deep-pit barbecuing.
David is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marnelle Reusser White; a son, David Edward White, of Copperopolis; daughters, Lou Ellen Garner, of Denair, and Beth Salie, of Oakdale; and a sister, Carol Lou Marchette, of Pebble Beach.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Angels Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Angels Protestant Cemetery.