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Robert Dean White, age 84 of Ryegate passed away from complication due to lung cancer early Friday morning October 25, 2019 in Billings, Montana.

Robert was born August 31, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa to Dwayne and Ila (Conaway) McNamee. He received his grade school and some high school education in Iowa. He considered Marshalltown, Iowa his home town. Robert Graduated High School from Phoenix Technical High in Phoenix, Arizona in June 1954. He enlisted and served in the United States Navy from September 8, 1954 receiving an honorable discharge July 31, 1958.

Robert spent a career in Engineering field retiring as a Systems Test Engineer for Boeing in Seattle. Following his retirement Robert moved to Ryegate Montana to spend his past time

as an archery enthusiast and enjoyed the outdoor activities Montana had to offer namely hunting and fishing.

Robert is survived by his daughters, Teresa L. (Kurt) White of Judith Gap, MT and Tracy L. White of Ryegate, MT; son, Robert D. of Ryegate, MT and one granddaughter Tierra K. White.

The family invites to join them in a celebration of Robert’s life to be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Ryegate Bar. Cremation has taken place with the Perkins Funeral Home assisting the family.

Memorials in Roberts name are suggested to a charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at

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