In Memory Of
Ruth White


West Parris Pedigo
Full Name:
Ruth Elaine White

Date of Birth:
July 14, 1923

Date of Death:
July 30, 2017

August 3, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

Service Information:
August 3, 2017 - 2:00 PM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

Ruth Elaine White, 94, formerly of Spencer, passed away Sunday, July, 30, 2017 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington with her family by her side.  She was born July 14, 1923 to James E. and Ethel (Whitney) Rodenbeck in Attica.  She was a 1941 graduate of Spencer High School.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a life-long member of the Spencer United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir for 35 years.

Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Cindy (Dan) Fowler and Debbie (David Sutton) White; three grandchildren, Shawn (Darla) Parrish, Chad (Karyn) Fowler, Amy (Steve) Fisher; six great- grandchildren, Gracie & Josh Parrish, Gaby and Theo Fowler, Ella & Ali Fisher; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years, Charles H. White; sisters, Lenore Smith, Grace Ooley, Mary Breeden; and brothers Charles & infant twin Robert Rodenbeck.

Funeral services will be held 2pm, Thursday, August 3, 2017 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.  Pastor Drew Baker will officiate.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12pm until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer United Methodist Church or IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Online condolences may be made at
From: Joan & Van BareitherAug 1 2017 10:07AM
May the Lord bring comfort and peace to your family at this difficult time. We know your mother will be truly missed.
From: darrell gilmoreAug 1 2017 3:06PM
Dearest Great Aunt Ruthie - prayers for your family and may you find peace and comfort in Heaven.  Love, the Gilmore children.
From: Buffy Gilmore McPikeAug 1 2017 4:28PM
So many fond memories of Aunt Ruthie from childhood, she was such a beautiful person with an amazing smile.  I am the youngest daughter of Patricia Ann Driscoll Prince.  My deepest sympathies go out to all of you with the lose of your mother.  So sorry I will not be able to pay my respects in person.  Love and Prayers to all of you
From: Pam GUINNAug 1 2017 11:02PM
Larry and I will miss our Aunt Ruthie. She was always a wonderful hostess at her home as well as our uncle Chucky. They were the two most stable people in my younger life living in Spencer. I am so glad that Brucey and Chucky we'll be together again. Love them both. Larry and Pam Guinn
From: David SuttonAug 2 2017 6:51AM
We will miss you, rest in peace.