Michael Norman White

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Michael Norman White, residing in Overland Park, Kansas, peacefully passed away on September 8th, 2022.

Mike was born on June 16, 1955, to Jack and Frances “Gerry” White in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. He studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas, graduated in 1978 and became a Professional Engineer working at several energy companies throughout Texas and the Midwest.

He is survived by his children, Byron White and Crystal White, his sisters Patty Athey and Barb Bean, brother Mark White and two beautiful grandchildren.

He was known by everyone he encountered as being a genuinely kind-hearted, loyal person with a fantastic sense of humor, a twinkle in his bright blue eyes, and a deep love for all those close to him.

He was a talented tennis player and golfer, and shared these passions with his friends and family, as well as through his hobby of building custom golf clubs. Mike loved music, his cats, horticulture and was a cherished member of his community, volunteering at The Overland Park Arboretum and Purrfect Pets animal adoptions.


Services will be held at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Avenue, at 11am on Saturday September 10th. A celebration of life will be held at 5pm at Round Hill Bath & Tennis Club, 8932 Maple Circle. Overland Park

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mike’s honor to Overland Park Arboretum, Purrfect Pets, National Institute of Mental Health, or Hospice House of Kansas City. 


  1. Molly Beiriger on October 1, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    I loved singing with Mike to all the sixty and seventy songs. He gave a compliment to me and thanked me each time I visited with him. Mike will be missed and remembered in my heart forever. Prayers to Mikes family.

  2. Jerry Pater on September 19, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I met Mike at Overland Park Golf Course and became one of his Saturday morning golfing group. We played golf almost every Saturday for 10 years. I have not seen Mike for 8 years but will always remember his kind heart and friendship. I offer my prayers that he RIP.

  3. Duke Frye on September 15, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    I hadn’t seen Mike in probably 20 years, but he was a good friend in high school and a great guy. So sorry to hear about his passing

  4. Sherif Ragab on September 10, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Michael was one of the kindest, loving, and most caring people I have met. He always had a big warm smile even in the hardest times. My prayer for him, may he rest in peace. My prayer and condolences to his family.

  5. Becca Pennington on September 9, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Prayers and peace sent to the family.

  6. Luis Mata on September 9, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Not surprising to those who knew him, Mike enriched our family’s life, from my children to our skittish Irish Terrier Lucy, who somehow knew he was an animal lover, and would always lay next to him during our frequent Sunday dinners. My life will not be as full now that he’s gone, but the many great experiences and adventures we shared will continue to bring a smile to my face, and ease the pain of his passing. Rest In Peace Miguel.

  7. Steve Qualizza on September 9, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    Mike was a talented kind man !

  8. Kim Accurso on September 9, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Mike shared his kindness and smiles everyday. I would have guessed that Mike chose to fly to his heavenly destination the same day as Queen Elizabeth!! To the White Family I pray that you know he is in good hands and watching over you!

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