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Ralph A. W. White

December 28, 1928 - January 7, 2023

U.S. Veteran

Location Saint Therese The Little Flower Catholic Church

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with Vigil starting at 7:00 p.m., at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., at St Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery.


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Longtime Scenic area rancher, Ralph A. W. White, 94, passed away on January 7, 2023 in Rapid City, SD.

Ralph was born on December 28, 1928, to Wayne A. White and Susan A. (Mulloy) White in SD.

Ralph served his country in the United States Marine Corp., after being honorably discharged, he returned to ranch in the Scenic, SD area.

In 1952 he married Vernita (Hocking) White.  To this union they had five children.  Together they built a successful ranch; Ralph continued ranching after Vernita passed away on January 17, 1991.

Ralph loved his family, horses, and cattle.  He was well known at all the local livestock sale barns.

In 1992 Ralph met Lorraine Wiese and were together until she passed away on January 28, 2017.  They traveled and frequented Deadwood, SD.

Ralph is survived by his children:  Linda (Roy) Cooper, Rhonda White, Wayne (Stacy) White, Brenda (Glen) Livermont, and Loretta White; Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren:  Gilbert (Shannon) Grooms, Griffin and Eva; Arron (Lindsey) Grooms, Lyla and Elsie; Ty (Tanya) White, Peyton and Colt; Katie White (Adam Sumner), Brendon and Alex; Alexa (Trevor) Hatch, Rhett and Ridge; Austin (Katie) Sheffield, Cora and Noa; Ryan (Brittany) Livermont, Graham, Henlee, Iverson, and Juliet; Craig Livermont; Great-Grandson, Henry Grooms; sister, Rose Stewart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Vernita, sisters, Rita Plevniak and Roberta Lamers, brother, Robert White; Grandson, Lex Grooms and special friend, Lorraine Wiese.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Edgewood Assisted Living for our father’s care.

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