Victor Sargent White

October 10, 1954 ~ March 15, 2021


March 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8435 South 2700 West
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    March 19, 2021
    11:00 AM
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  • 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 view previous held services please visit

    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


    I’m sorry to hear this my thoughts an prayers aewith you all I so hoped to see him at some class reunions but never have we were in the same group of fiends that hung out together he was a greedy fie d I thought of him often

    - MonaLee Shiner
    Mrs. White, (aka Miss Grover) I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I can’t imagine what your family is going through. I will keep your family in my prayers. I wish I had known about the viewing so I could have come. I hope to run into you in West Jordan again soon! Love, Jennifer Darcy

    - Jennifer Troop Darcy
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking back on my interactions with Vic takes me back to my childhood and the time spent with my friend Mason. The example that he was to me was someone who was always kind and someone who was dedicated to whatever he sought out to do. I have many fond memories of my childhood that I remember vividly spent with Vic and Mason. Mason I’m really sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered. Great man.

    - Jordan Knaras
    It is with a heavy heart that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences for a dear missionary friend and wonderful man Vic White. The first time I met Vic was in Sioux Falls South Dakota. I was being transferred and he was sent to replace me. I was sad because we had a scheduled baptism two weeks following. Several months later, I was being emergency transferred from Fargo, North Dakota. We had a family of five who were to be baptized that week. To my surprise Vic was sent to take my place. I will be forever grateful for the sweet experiences and lasting friendships our mission provided for Vic and for me.

    Kayleen, my heart goes out to you. Vic was such a great guy! One thing I gleaned from Vic when I worked with him at Academy Park was his devoted love and dedication to you. You were his life! He had a special spark in his eye when he talked about you. Then when I met you . . . I totally understood why. I watched him many times work on your special Valentine card and saw the lengths he took to make it PERFECT. I'm sure that collection is priceless to you! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. MaryJean

    - MaryJean Bell
    What a beautiful service that was with such precious memories. I was a Dibels tester with Vic for many years. He always spoke so lovingly about his family. My prayers are with you all.

    - Kathy Ramirez
    Dearest White Family, My most heartfelt condolences to you all, may you be blanketed with love during this difficult time of sorrow. No words can ever suffice... Just know that you are all in my prayers. I am so grateful to have known Vic, he is such a sweet soul who will always be remembered. Sending huge hugs & much love. Renee

    - Renee Ruiz-Santacruz
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Vic. I have many kind memories of Vic growing up. He was a good friend of my brother, Gary McPhee. I appreciate that he took the time to come and give his condolences when our mother passed away a year and a half ago. I remember his beautiful voice and gentle kindness with everyone he came in contact with. My mother also loved Vic and I am sure she will be there with open arms to greet him. CJ Cameron (Cathy McPhee)

    - CJ Cameron
    Dear White family, I'm so sorry to hear of Vic's passing. Stay strong and cherish all the good memories of him. Love to all, Marshelle

    - Marshelle (Griffin) Butler
    Vic was a fabulous teacher at Fremont Elementary. I sure thought a lot of him! i was shocked to hear the news of his passing. I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

    - Janalyn Biesinger
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Vic. Our love Prayers and Thoughts are with you Kayleen and your family. He truly was and is a Great man. Reed and Peggy

    - Reed and Peggy Jenkins
    We are so sad to say goodbye to Vic. We love him so much! He has been such a great friend. He has always been there for us in such a personal way. What a great man. We love your whole family so much. We are praying for your comfort and peace. Love you! Larry & Heri Newton

    - Larry & Geri Newton
    Vic was one a kind. He loved children and gave them all he had. I worked with Vic and Kayleen while they were in the Third grade . I believe for both of them it was Love at first sight. Vic gave everything he had to all the students he ever taught. He is a giant among men and has great love for all. I remember it was just yesterday that the two of you fell in Love but it was the love of children and the Gospel of Jesus Christ that continues that love beyond the grave. My wife and I share this love with you. Bill and Annette Mansell

    - Bill Mansell
    My heart fell to the floor when I heard the news of Vic's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that he made a great impression on me during my youth. Like Vic I am fairly quiet, yet I always saw strength in his words. He helped me see that I didn't have to be the most vocal to lead others. These lessons have helped me a lot as I've grown older. My thoughts and prayers are with you during the difficult time. Monty Borrowman

    - Monty Borrowman
    So sorry for your loss. Vic was a great man.

    - Kathy Horne Bjarnason
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Vic. I worked with him during district testing through the Jordan School District for a few years. I enjoyed our talks about family, how he loved you guys, his retirement and living in St. George, Kauai and the Temple. He was always so kind and helped me feel so relaxed when I was running the testing at the elementary school. I pray for your comfort and hope you will be able to feel his spirit and love with you during the coming weeks and months.

    - Jill Syme
    I am so sad to hear of Vic’s passing. He is a wonderful man, who is honest, kind, caring and has a true passion for teaching. I was blessed to work with him in the same private school for a few years. I am so sorry Kayleen for your loss. We are praying for you and your family at this difficult time. May you find peace in the gospel of Jesus Christ and that you may feel the strength of many angels carrying you.

    - Courtney Sosa
    Dear Kaylene and Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of this loss. My prayers for support at this difficult time. There are no words except that your love for home as well as each other will help you navigate your sorrow. Much love to you and yours!!!

    - Teina Moore
    Sending my sincere condolences to a family that I love. Vic was a wonderful person. He always had a smile on his face, and a beautiful singing voice.

    - Terrilyn Vander Waag
    We send our condolences to Kayleen and her family! We are very sorry for your loss! Vic was an amazing person! Sending prayers and love to the family! Our deepest sympathy! Sandy & Dave Funk

    - Sandra Funk
    Dear White family, We are shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of your dear husband, father, grandfather Vic. Please accept our sincere condolences. We shall miss his humble wit and beautiful voice we witnessed over the years. May sweet memories buoy you up during this difficult time.

    - Bruce and Cheryl Edmund
    Dear Kayleen, Virginia, and family, I am heartbroken at the news of my friend's passing. Vic and I served together in the mission office in Rapid City some 45 years ago and he was one of my favorite companions. He was a beautiful singer. Kind. Caring. Faithful in his Christmas letters. I will miss him. Thank you for raising such a great man. I hope you feel the comfort and peace that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings on occasions such as this. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Scott Birk
    I'm so so sad to hear about Vic. I'm blessed to have know him. I hope you will all feel the peace and comfort you need at this time. Prayers are coming your way.

    - Heather Lin Christiansen
    Sarah, Mason, and Emma.... I am sorry for your loss. I would visit with your dad every time he came to give reading test at the school I worked at. I am here if you need someone to talk to... Aka Ms. H. Williams when I taught you all...... May the Lord take care of you and protect your mom. Love your way

    - Halceyn Fobert
    When John was bishop he always told me how much he appreciated the great job Vic did. More than a few times. We are both so sorry for your loss. I am going to quit exercising though. Vic and my brother were the most fit people I know and my brother had a heart attack too! Just is not right! We will both miss him. Love ya, Carma

    - Carma Morgan
    Dear sweet White family. Our deeply condolence for such an unexpectedly lost. Our prayers and thoughts to all of you. Much love, Nelsy and Ringo

    - Ringo and Nelsy Delgado
    So sorry for your loss, My heart aches to hear this news. I’m praying for everyone.

    - Richard & Rhoda Chesnut
    I cannot wrap my head around this yet. Vic your were so loved and admired! Will miss you and never forget you. Kayleen and kids my heart goes out to you and may a host of heavenly angel surround you with peace and understanding. Much love, Cozi and Kelly Ferree.

    - Cozi Ferree
    Dear Kayleen, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Kathy Sudbury

    - Kathy Sudbury
    I am so sad to hear this. One of the nicest men I’ve ever known. A blessing to have known him.

    - Tom cowan
    I knew Vic through gene Fullmer’s (I worked there) saw him every morning he was a amazing man, always so kind and friendly So considerate. This was such a shock when I heard about His passing of all the people I thought he had many more years Ahead of him. I know he will be missed by his family and many others will feel his loss. He was a great person. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.. I will miss seeing him. With sympathy Becky

    - Becky Rasmussen