Obituaries detail

John Patrick White, Age: 67
Mar 09, 1952 - Feb 02, 2020


John Patrick White, 67 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Research Medical Center.


John was born Sunday, March 9, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Laverne & Lucille C. (Steinbrecher) White.  He was married to Kimberly Pandil and to this union 3 children were born.  They were divorced and John went on to marry Nancy Morandi who he later divorced. John served in the United States Army. He was a Farmer’s Insurance Agent in Chicago, Illinois and Lenexa, Kansas.  John was a member of Course on Miracles Group.


He was preceded in death by his parents and a good friend, Gay Rae.


He is survived by his children; Elli, Christopher & Kaylee, his brothers; Thomas & his wife, Judy, Michael & his wife, Carol and many good friends;

including Mike Eib, Margaret White, Sean Pickett, Lusia Joslin and Ed Phillips (VTC Mentor).


A celebration of life will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Loose Park, 51st & Wornall in Kansas City, Missouri.


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Celebration of Life
Loose Park
5200 Wornall Road
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Feb 06 ,2020
Time of Service:
02:00 PM
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Sandwiches and Refreshments will be served at the Celebration of Life

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Margaret White Feb 04 ,2020

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

John was a kind sole and full of love and will be most remembered for his gift of gab and wonderful story telling and love of the universe and great coffee. When I think of the future and the void that will be there without him breaks my heart. He always had something to say on any given subject and would lend an ear and be there for so many people. He will be truly missed by so many people.

Theresa Geving Feb 04 ,2020

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss. I first met John in 1998, when I became a Farmers Insurance Group agent. He always presented himself in professional manner, wearing his white pressed dress shirt and tie. He was friendly and willing to mentor anyone. RIP my friend.

Tom White Feb 05 ,2020

Older brother ,Chicago ,Illinois

My sympathy goes out to all of my brother John's KC friends. You all touched him in your own unique way. I am sorry for your loss. Some of you may feel that you failed, but believe me when I say that you did not. The whole time he was among you, he felt loved. He lived a very full & interesting life and each of you played your part. I especially want to recognize those that aided him at the KCVA, VTC, his attorney's office, the course on miracles group, and all of those who cared for him while he tried to find his way. Please celebrate his life along with us. We are hoping that you will all, like us, remember the good times and that special John White smile. If you see this early enough, please join us Thursday 2/6 @ 2pm @ KC Loose Park main.pavilon. There will be a Chicago celebration of John's life at a date, time, and place TBD.

Garrett Kenyon Feb 07 ,2020

Good friend ,KC ,Missouri

John was one of my favorite people in the world. We've talked about this many times, but throughout my life, particularly when I'm going through turmoil, suddenly an older man comes into my life that I become close friends with and look up to. I've had these mentors in San Francisco and Chicago and I had one in KC who moved away a couple months before I met John, who gradually came to play that role in my life himself. John stayed with me and my son Jack for a few months while his house was being built, and we'd stay up late every night talking about philosophy, literature, politics and religion and I'll never forget those conversations. I've already mentioned this to Tom and Mike, but there's a quote from a favorite poem of mine that reminds me of John. WH Auden describes people like him as "ironic points of light" - ironic because they shouldn't be - points of light surrounded by darkness and flashing out to each other in the night. That was how I saw John White. We shall never see his like again. Here's that quote: Defenceless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame.

Nick Baker Feb 08 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas city ,Missouri

I'm so sorry I could not be there....John will be missed and was a dear friend!! I will never forget him!!!

Jonathan Evanoff Feb 08 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas

John was someone who would put himself out there in away that many speak of but very few do. If you were hungry he would feed you, if you feeling down he would make every attempt to lift you up andif you had a reasonably fast car he would gladly drive you lol. John this world will never be the same without you, it was a much better place with you in it. Imsure that I as many others have shed more tears than you would like. Sail on "big fella" you'll never be forgotten.

Lela and Ally Adcox Feb 10 ,2020

Friends ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

The infamous John White, greatest story teller of all time!!! We'll see you when we get there...and we want to hear all about it!!!!

Megan McAnany Feb 18 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

To John’s dearest family and friends, John taught me how to fold blankets and sheets properly. He made the BEST salmon I have ever had. A teacher. A kind hearted man. He passed too soon and I miss him every day. Music, barbecue, laughter, cooking. JPW. ❤️ Megan Jo McAnany