Dr. Martin Matthew White

Dr. Martin Matthew White, 85, of Cornelius, NC died Thursday, January 13, 2022.  A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 21st at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, NC, with Father John Putnam as Celebrant. The family will receive friends at St. Mark’s Church from 2pm to 3pm, with the Mass beginning at 3pm. The burial will follow in Northlake Memorial Park in Huntersville.

Dr. White, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend was born in Flint, Michigan on July 31, 1936, the son of William and Margaret (Purcell) White. He was a 1955 graduate of St. Michael’s High School where he excelled in the classroom and on the basketball court. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Detroit and then a DDS degree from the Marquette School of Dentistry, class of 1968. Prior to starting dental school, Dr. White married Virginia Jaeger on August 31, 1963. Upon graduation, he opened his private practice in Burton, MI. They raised their family in nearby Grand Blanc, MI. After 10 years, Martin and Virginia moved the family to Charlotte, NC and opened a new practice, where he remained until retirement.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Dr. Kristen Welborne of Huntersville, and three sons, Dr. Steven M. White and wife Debi of Huntersville, Bradley D. White and wife Kerry of Huntersville, and Dr. Martin R. White and wife Shannon of Mooresville. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Kathy Jaeger and Kay White; brother-in-law John McKeon and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, two sisters and a brother.

Dr. White most cherished his Catholic faith and lived his life devoted to Our Lord and Our Lady. He started his days with Holy Mass and had a strong daily devotion to the Rosary. He loved spending time with his family and cherished every moment together. He enjoyed working with his hands as a dentist, woodworker, and home improvement specialist.  He loved being outdoors doing yardwork, golfing, fishing, and hiking. He was a loving, devoted, hardworking family-man who tried his best every day and will be greatly missed. We love you, Dad. Sure you are saying, “I love you MORE!”

Our dad ‘s faith meant the world to him. The family would be grateful that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in dad’s memory to St. Mark Catholic Church (Huntersville, NC) Stain Glass Fund. In this way, dad will always be remembered in a place that was near and dear to him.

5 Responses to Dr. Martin Matthew White

  1. Jane Sandidge January 17, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

    Ginny and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. May the prayers of your many friends help you get through this journey of grief. If there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Blessings, peace and comfort,
    Clyde and Jane

  2. Peggy Brooks January 20, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. It is difficult to lose a parent. My heart aches for you. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

  3. Ann Winkle January 20, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

    What a blessing to have a faithfilled husband, father and grandfather! My deepest condolences on the loss of such a great man. May his soul rest in peace in the loving arms of Jesus.

  4. Pat Thierfelder January 20, 2022 at 6:32 pm #

    My heartfelt sorrow on your family’s loss. God puts a family together for a purpose to all get to heaven. Martin as the head of the family has gone ahead, he is preparing the way for all the family. May he Rest In Peace.
    Pat Thierfelder

  5. Ceasar R. Marston January 21, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    Sue and I are saddened to hear about the passing away of your husband, father and grandfather. A man whom we came to admire for his perseverance in attending daily Mass, despite his physical struggles; and his faithfulness to God. We see that Our Lord has Blessed Marty with a wonderful family and will care for him in heaven. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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