Richard "Rich" E. Whited Jr
September 7, 1959 - July 13, 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Greg Whited
Phil Rainier
Diana Howard
Rick benge
Brett Adwell
Jim Meyer (Cat)
Lisa Gilman
Tandra Mclochlin
Jeff Holeman
Jason Stetler
Tim Phillips
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 7/17, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Service
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 7/17
Private for the family and closest friends

Richard E. “Rich” Whited, Jr., 61 of Lafayette formerly of White County, passed away comfortably on July 13, 2021 at his residence after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was born in Valparaiso, on September 7, 1959, to Richard and Edna (Smith) Whited. He grew up in the Chalmers area and was a 1977 graduate…

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Greg Whited left a message on July 19, 2021:
In memory of Richard "Rich" E. Whited Jr, Greg Whited lit a candle
Casey McCool left a message on July 19, 2021:
Sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. He always had a smile on his face here at Cat, and I remember he always loved the bowling league. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.
Brenda Jones left a message on July 18, 2021:
So very sorry for your loss. My prayers to the whole family that God gives you strength to get through this difficult time
James W Spencer left a message on July 18, 2021:
Rich was definitely a good guy to work for and I know he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Phil Rainier left a message on July 17, 2021:
I never knew Richard as an adult. I went middle school with Him. He was a good guy. I’m sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age. My prayers to the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gary Stetler left a message on July 17, 2021:
Enjoyed the good times bowling with Rich on the Friday morning league
Dave Shively left a message on July 16, 2021:
Rich and I worked side by side as Tool Analyst for several years at Cat. He was one of my closest friends. Outside of work we would play golf, have cookouts and go out to dinner with our families. Cindy, Greg and Laura, you had a wonderful husband and father! Rich I miss you very much now but we will see each other again!
Mark York left a message on July 16, 2021:
It is hard to say good by to someone who truly made a mark on peoples lives, Rich, Gary Stetler and I made one heck of a Friday morning bowling team. God bless the family
Sam Cosgray left a message on July 16, 2021:
My condolences to you all. Rich was such a great guy. I knew him at Cat, a true Professional in everyway.
Diana Howard left a message on July 16, 2021:
In memory of Richard "Rich" E. Whited Jr, Diana Howard lit a candle
Steven Brinkman left a message on July 16, 2021:
RIch was a great man and will be missed by all. I offer my prayers and condolences to all of Rich's family and friends during this time of sorrow.
Scott Shank left a message on July 16, 2021:
Rich was a great man. I am very sorry for your loss.
Brian R. Adwell left a message on July 16, 2021:
My condolences to Rich's family and friends. When I first met Rich he was working in the Cat Crib, and I was amazed on how Rich had memorized badge numbers and crib numbers already being that he had only been at Cat for approximately 2 years. He was a good person. And I will miss him.
Sterling price left a message on July 15, 2021:
Rich mentored me with my job at Cat. I would not be where I am today without him and his compassion for others was truly remarkable. He will be dearly missed.
Dore Evans left a message on July 15, 2021:
Dear Whited family I am truly sad for your loss. I always think about Rich at this time of year because of the city golf tournament he played in for so many years. I was lucky to know him for close to forty years and Rich was truly the nicest guy you could be around. I’m sure he’s at peace now and hope he is playing golf with so many friends that have gone on already. Take comfort in knowing you will see him again😇🙏
Rick benge left a message on July 15, 2021:
Sorry to hear this rich was a great person an a boss of mine for a few years at cat prayers to the family he will be missed but not forgotten
Debra Herget left a message on July 15, 2021:
So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to all the family.
Brett Adwell left a message on July 15, 2021:
Deeply saddened by the news of Rich's passing. He was a great guy, good friend to all.
Ron Bramer left a message on July 15, 2021:
So sorry to hear this, Rich was a great person whose ability to remember numbers was amazing, Had some great times with Rich on some of the area golf courses and around the the low stakes poker table with other friends. RIP in peace Rich
Kelvin Lane left a message on July 15, 2021:
So very sorry to hear. It was a pleasure to have Rich as a supervisor at Cat.. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brett Adwell left a message on July 15, 2021:
Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow... Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Kevin Mashino left a message on July 15, 2021:
So very sorry to hear. It was a pleasure knowing and working with Rich. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences.
Tim Snoeberger left a message on July 15, 2021:
My condolences to the family. I worked with Rich at Caterpillar. He was such a kind, companionate, and hard worker who was always a joy to be around. It's people like Rich that make this world a better place.
Roger Stead left a message on July 15, 2021:
I’m so very sorry. I’m shocked because it was just yesterday he was pitching and I was catching him in Remington playing high school baseball.
Donella Carter left a message on July 15, 2021:
Love and prayers for Cindy and family.
Carol Loehrke left a message on July 15, 2021:
I’m so sorry, Cindy, Greg, Laura, Richard, Leona, and the rest of your family. May God hold you in his arms. What a fine man he was and what a wonderful family you are.
Jim Meyer (Cat) left a message on July 15, 2021:
My condolences to the family. Rich was a great person to work with at Cat!
Lisa Gilman left a message on July 15, 2021:
My deepest condolences. Keeping your family in my thoughts. Hoping the memories and the legacy that lives on through all who loved him gives you comfort. I didn’t know Richard but Laura’s light shines so bright I know she found confidence, intelligence, and commitment to excellence from the strong love and support of her family. Lisa Gilman
Tandra Mclochlin left a message on July 15, 2021:
Best Brother you could have he was so much fun to be with. He was a great guy going to miss him so much
Jeff Holeman left a message on July 15, 2021:
My most sincere condolences to Rich’s family. We had a great time together in our younger days, whether we were fishing, playing sports or just hanging out. Memories that I will treasure throughout my life. Until we meet again, my friend, may you Rest In Peace.
Jason Stetler left a message on July 15, 2021:
Amazing man with an amazing heart!!
Mark Hendryx left a message on July 15, 2021:
I will forever be grateful for the times I spent with Rich in our younger years. I am also very thankful that our granddaughters played Pixie together this year. Cindy, I send the most sincere condolences for you and the children. Richard and Edna, I’m sorry for your tremendous loss. Rich was a stand up guy, and that’s a reflection of you. Sincerely, Mark.
Carol (Hymen) Stout left a message on July 15, 2021:
Rich and I were classmates, and I will always remember him for his infectious smile and for being a good friend to everyone. I remember Cindy and her family, as well as Rich's sisters; and I am so saddened to hear of his passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Don Gastineau left a message on July 14, 2021:
Will Miss you baby brother. Until we meet again.
Tim Phillips left a message on July 14, 2021:
I will miss you my good friend. Looking forward to teeing it up with you again someday. RIP 🙏🏻
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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