How do you describe someone who is handsome, who is smart, who is a walking work of art in so few words…
Victor Sargent White, who always said, “My friends call me Vic”, was born October 10, 1954 in Ely, Nevada. He suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on March 15, 2021. Vic met his wife, Kayleen Grover, in 3rd grade. They were sealed on June 10, 1981 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They enjoyed nearly 40 years of marriage. They raised three children, Sarah, Mason, and Emma, and had the privilege of helping to raise Mathew Hinton. He was a beloved Grandpa (“Goompa”) to Ava, Amelia, and Junie. They will miss their Grandpa very much.
He was the second born child to Virginia Sargent and Barlow Nelson White. He graduated from Granger High School in 1972. He served in the Rapid City, South Dakota mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1973-1975. He was a proud graduate of the University of Utah earning a degree in Elementary Education. He taught in the Granite School District for over 35 years in mainly 2nd and 3rd grades. He also shared his talent and passion for music by leading many school choirs. He cared deeply for his students and nurtured many of those relationships beyond the classroom.
Vic was an amazing educator and could settle a classroom (and scare his own children) with just “the look”.
Vic enjoyed serving others through various church callings, temple work, family history, and regular blood donation (nearly 25 gallons). One of Vic’s favorite places to serve was in the temple with Kayleen. He was anxiously waiting for the temples to reopen and would have been first in line. He was a “collector of people”, a valiant and devoted home teacher, minister, friend, and neighbor. He was famous for his Christmas letters, baked goods, and witty neighbor gifts.
Dad’s favorite things (in no particular order): his grandchildren, warmth, sunshine, swimming, peanut M&Ms, black jelly beans, cheese, chocolate, pink frosted cookies, Squirt, reading, running, biking, plants, puzzles, family game nights (“Loser!”), musical theatre, concerts, traveling, road trips, making memories, Post-It notes, lists, John Denver, and sharing his beautiful singing voice whether solo, in ward choir, or with others including his brothers and Emma.
People who love and are missing him very much are his adoring wife Kayleen, his children Sarah Rogers (Travis), Mason White (Brittany), Emma Mumford (Dakota), and Mathew Hinton (Chelsea), his grandchildren Ava, Amelia, and June. Also, his mother Virginia and his siblings Chris Simmons (Joe), Burton White (Julie), Kathy Smith (Thad), Steven White (Evelyn), Della Hareland (Rob), and Elizabeth White, and all the other people he collected throughout his life.
Dad, you gave us a life filled with happy memories and love. We thank you for your example and the legacy you have left for our family to carry forward. We hope to make you proud.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 19, 2021, 11:00 am at the LDS Church Building located at 8435 South 2700 West, West Jordan. A viewing will be held Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm at the same location. Prior to funeral services a family viewing will be held from 10:00-10:45 am. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd (10600 S.), Sandy. COVID-19 guidelines require all attending services to wear a mask. Those who wish to attend virtually or to leave online condolences please visit www.larkincares.com
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Granite Education Foundation In Memory of Vic White. All donations will be used to meet children’s needs in Granite School District, a cause dear to Vic’s heart. To make donations, visit www.granitekids.org
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Kayleen, I am so sorry for your loss. Vic was very dear to me and my family, as you know. He was such a wonderful and caring home teacher. He really got me through some tough times. His cookie platters were always so thought. He always had great stories to tell about his wonderful family. Prayers for you all.
Jenny Reynolds (Butters)