Ruthann White, 94

Ruthann White, 94, of Wabash, died 4:45 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash.  She was born on Aug. 6, 1926, in Peru, to Paul and Grace (Parks) Brackenhamer.

Ruthann was a Bunker Hill High School graduate. She married M. Max White in Peru on Jan. 13, 1950; he died May 23, 2011. She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed being a pastor’s wife at Battle Ground and YCL ministries on Yellow Creek Lake. Ruthann was a former Gideon. She also enjoyed writing poetry, working crossword puzzles, knitting afghans, feeding the birds, and reading, especially Amish books.

She and Max had a cottage on Yellow Creek Lake since 1980. 

She is survived by two children, Sue A. White and Steven M. (Margie) White, both of Wabash; grandson, Benjamin (Sarah) White of Wabash; great-granddaughter, Abbi Campbell of LaFontaine, and two sisters-in-law, Mae Brackenhamer of Palm Desert, Calif. and Melba Easterday of Culver. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Paul Brackenhamer Jr., James Brackenhamer and Donald Brackenhamer.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating. A private burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash immediately after the service.  Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Gideons International or Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Ruthann may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Jun 28