Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Notre Dame, 1946. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Iowa State College, 1948.
Instructor electrical engineering, Iowa State College, Ames, 1946-1948; electrical engineer, Cutler-Hammer, Inc., Milwaukee, 1948-1949; contractor executive, Edward J. White, Inc., South Bend, 1952-1977; mechanic and electrical contractor, Repairs, Inc., South Bend, since 1976; consultant mechanic and electrical engineering, Richard E. White & Associations, Professional Corporation, South Bend, since 1978. Committee member National Fuel Gas Code, since 1980.
Member National Association Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (technical and code committee), Indiana Association Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors (member various committees, Contractor of Year 1989), National Fire Prevention Association (committee member).
Married Anna Mary O'Oonnor, September 6, 1948 (divorced September 1981). Children: Kathleen Anne, William Edward, Charles Richard. Married Ruth Anne Have Boutelle, November 28, 1981.