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Karen White

Karen White (Benner)

February 12th, 1950 - July 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Karen White, age 70 of Warsaw, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 20, 2020 in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital.

Karen was born on February 12, 1950 in Wabash, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd D and Roselyn L (Shafer) Benner. She was a 1968 graduate of Wabash High School and was a real estate broker, licensed in Indiana, South Carolina, and Texas.

Karen had an eye for interior decorating and impeccable taste. Her home was always beautifully decorated for each holiday and season and she enjoyed entertaining. She also enjoyed antique shopping and was a lover of flowers. Full of life and occasionally ornery, Karen loved her family deeply and was a proud grandmother and great-grandmother.

On September 23, 1989, Karen was united in marriage to Richard “Rich” White – Rich survives in Warsaw. Also surviving are two sons, Nicholas Rife (wife, Aubrey) of Warsaw and Matthew Rife of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren: Jessica Hull (husband, Ty) of Larwill, Amanda Edwards (husband, Austin) of Austin, TX, Michelle “Mimi” Rife of Austin, Doug Rife of Austin, Kennedy Miller (husband, Jeffrey) of Amboy, IN, Kylee Rife of Warsaw and Kaden Rife of Warsaw and two great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Elise.

Friends may join family for a Life Celebration® on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street in Warsaw. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. At Noon, Pastor Mike Beezley will officiate Karen’s Life Celebration Service. Burial will follow with a committal in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery. Those in attendance are asked to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Karen’s memory to Fellowship Mission, 1520 Winona Avenue Warsaw, IN 46580.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    July 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    July 24th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Titus Funeral Home
    Address
    2000 Sheridan Street
    Warsaw, Indiana 46580
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  • Life Celebration

    July 24th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    July 24th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Titus Funeral Home
    Address
    2000 Sheridan Street
    Warsaw, Indiana 46580
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Mike Beezley
  • Interment

    Location
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Address
    421 N Maple St
    Warsaw, IN 46580
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Steve Hackworth

Posted at 05:06pm
Sad to hear this. Her and Rich great neighbors. She always smiling and friendly to us. Our thoughts and prayers to Rich and family.

Rolland Watson

Posted at 07:35pm
Met her just a couple of times and she made me feel as though I had known her forever. My prayers go out to Rich and family. Hang in there big guy.
LC

Linda Collins

Posted at 07:03am
Matt, Nick and RIch so sorry for you loss. Just found out about Karen. We had some good times when you lived in the neighborhood. Again I am so sad she is gone. HUGS to all

JM

Jeff & Elaine Martin

Posted at 09:41pm
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Nancy Zolman

Posted at 06:35pm
Nick and Aubrey I'm so very sorry for the loss of your
Mother. She had a smile that was beautiful
Your in our thoughts and Prayers
Nancy Zolman
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