Lari White

  • Born: May 13, 1965
  • Died: January 23, 2018
  • Location:


Lari White

Country singer-songwriter…

Lari White, country singer-songwriter and actress, has died from cancer at the age of 52, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Lori you were an angel with that sweet angelic voice that I listened to over and over. I know you are singing in Heavenly Fathers Choir with joy and happiness that I look forward to hearing again someday. Cancer doesnt defeat us it makes us stronger and if we leave before our family, thats ok, because we can better prepare a place for all our loved ones in Heaven. God bless who you were here and God Bless who you are now with him. I pray your family will use your light and strength to endure their lives that continue her on earth without you; but, may they rest assured that you are still so very close by to them. Thank you for your songs and love and I look forward to seeing you one day in the near future too. I feel we are sister in the fact that we had to fight cancer at the same time and that makes us sisters and friends forever.

Posted by Gale Thomasson - Rock Hill, SC - friend   October 08, 2018

Posted by Georgia Clark - Clarksville, TN   September 23, 2018


May God comfort and send strength to your family .

Posted by - Cincinnati, OH   April 16, 2018


Listened to her music the whole time she sang she was a great singer. Prayers to her family and friends.

Posted by Margaret French - Jacksonville, NC   February 28, 2018

She was and still is a great person. I had the pleasure being her security guard years ago at the cobleskill sunshine fair. She will be missed. I will forever cherish our pictures together n the memories. RIP my friend

Posted by John Pisano - Eastworcester, NY - Friend   February 25, 2018

I just happened to come across an article telling of her passing away. I bought her albums "Lead Me Not" and "Wishes" when they were released in the '90s. What a beautiful lady and even more beautiful voice. I've been discovering her many other recordings on Youtube - so beautiful. My deepest sympathies to the family. Rest in peace, Lari.

Posted by Laura Schulz - Middlesex, NJ   February 23, 2018

My condolences to Lari White's husband and children.
Never knew this woman's name or that she was a singer but she will live on in song and film.

Posted by Randy Medina - Fairfax, VA   February 23, 2018

Beautiful, gracious women. Thank you for the wonderful song "Now I Know", Helped me through a terrible piece of my life. God Bless You!,

Posted by Nikki Roberts - Cedar Ridge, CA   February 22, 2018

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented woman. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by - Bear, DE   February 21, 2018

So sad to hear this, Lari a beautiful lady, Helping Me Getting Over You with Travis, lovely song, my thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time x

Posted by A friend   February 20, 2018


Posted by Dominick Patterson - Port Richey, FL   February 18, 2018


Posted by Trina Hammond - Shepherdstown, WV   February 13, 2018

Such sad news to hear of the passing of such a beautiful person and singer. I can still remember when her song ' Now I Know' came out. It was my favorite song of all time. Every time I would listen to it on the radio or play my LP I would sing the song word for word with her. I will miss her voice but everytime I hear her songs I will always remember her. Country music has lost a wonderful singer. But she will always be remembered as long as the music is playing. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Trina Hammond - Shepherdstown, WV   February 13, 2018


Lari was an amazing talent, beautiful singer, songwriter and actress, but with her career achievements, her ability to always treat each person, at every level, with great kindness and make them feel like they were her only priority is a true/special gift and second to none!! She will be incredibly missed and my heart is with her family as they navigate there way through this time!

Posted by Nancy McLamb - Lake Forest, CA   February 13, 2018


I was saddened to hear of her passing. She was talented and her music will be missed.

Posted by Jennifer Jackson - AL   February 11, 2018

I was heartbroken when I heard the news. Lari will be missed by so many. She had an amazing and soothing voice. Her songs introduced me to country music and I will forever remember her. Please accept my sincere condolences. It's heartbreaking to see you all going through this difficult moment, but you are not alone. Our Heavenly Father understands the sadness this situation brought to your life. He promises to heal the brokenhearted ones, and to bind up your painful spots. (Psalm 147:3) May God grant you the relief and the strength you need to endure your loss.

Posted by Franklin - Chicago   February 10, 2018

Lari was a bright light- I don't think I ever saw her coming without a smile on her face. She always left me feeling better than I did
before seeing her. She left a mark on this world as a person and as a pioneer for women in the music business. She will live on in her children and in the memories of everyone who loved her. My heart and prayers go out to Chuck and the kids.

Posted by Aimee Mayo - Nashville, TN   February 07, 2018


I went to Dunedin High School with Lari ... our beautiful DHS Homecoming Queen ... May she Rest In Peace. Gone to Soon!!

Posted by Patty Tydings - St. Petersburg, FL   February 06, 2018


My heart goes out to the family sorry for ur loss ..she sure had beautiful voice she one my favorite singers

Posted by Rosemary Stallsworth - Livingston, KY   February 06, 2018

My condolences to Lari White's husband and children. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by MS    February 06, 2018


Lari's talent was a gift to us all. Been listening to her music for years, and have been fortunate to see her perform live when she did concerts locally. I remember one in Dunedin at the Blue jays stadium. She was fabulous. We watched her career with much interest, and were deeply saddened to learn of her passing. RIP Lari. You are missed.

Posted by Ron Caruana - Palm Harbor, FL   February 05, 2018

To Mr Cannon and family: Lari was an inspiration to me and I loved her very much along with her music. I will miss her very much.

Posted by Jeanine Taylor - Tell City, IN   February 03, 2018


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   February 03, 2018

Lari was a beautiful person and singer, songwriter an actress. She had a beautiful voice to say the least. I loved her many talents. She will be sadly missed by all. RIP my dear lady!

Posted by Diana Crider - Woodstock, VA   February 03, 2018

She will be missed by all,

Posted by Ken Nesbit - Saint Petersburg, FL   February 02, 2018

I knew Lari as a student at the University of Miami School of Music (Frost School). I was rather new to UM when Lari was there, but she became one of those memorable students--always searching for new challenges. A real joy to know. I am so saddened to learn of her death. We all loved Lari.

Jo Faulmann
Assistant Dean, retired
University of Miami Frost School of Music

Posted by A friend   February 01, 2018

So sad to hear this news. I was Lari's music teacher at San Jose Elementary in Dunedin, Florida. She was one of my first "Sunshine Singers" and I recognized this beautiful, mature voice when she was in 4th grade.I have followed her career from Dunedin High School to my alma mater (University of Miami) and beyond. So gifted and such a gift from God. I will listen to her recordings forever. Love you Lari,
Maxine (Your first music teacher-except for you parents.)

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2018

To Yvonne and all the rest of the family, we want to also express our condolences and let you know that we are feeling your loss and praying that God will give you strength and comfort the family, for your loss of Lari. We were blessed to catch her performance on Larry's Diner and although we did not know her personally was very proud of her and her many accomplishments, and really enjoyed seeing and hearing her there. We send our love from Vernon. Max and Joyce Wells

Posted by Max Wells - Chipley, FL   January 30, 2018


I just began listening to you in December and instantly fell in love with your music and the girl behind it. You will be sorely missed. May God bless your friends and family with peace and love.

Posted by Alan Olesky - Brick, NJ   January 30, 2018

Dear Chuck & Family

My very deepest on hearing about the passing of Lari White . From the first time i, heard Lari, sing she stole my heart & yet today she still has my heart . Only time heals the loss of a loved one . Lari, now sings in Heaven & everyone there will enjoy her singing . i, cannot stress how much I, loved her singing & how bad I, feel for you all . I, live in Sturgeon Falls Ontario CANADA . I, am a hug fan of Lari's . May Lari , Rest in Peace . Lari, your loved , missed & never ever forgotten forever .

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2018


when i first heard her sing.. i knew that was the voice of an angel...

Posted by louise kahle - st pete, FL   January 30, 2018

i remember so long ago i was judging a talent show and Lari sang .. on a stool under golden light with her guitar.. Seventeen.. by Janis Ian.. i was a judge that night and i cried because her voice was angelic. she did not win and i was so angry i told the judges you are ALL wrong on this one. i gave her a hug after.. i was always a fan.. and i am certain she will sing in heaven always.. xoxoxoxo

Posted by louise kahle - st ete, FL   January 30, 2018


Yvonne, Larry, and family, I am so sad and devastated to hear about the loss of your daughter Lari. My heart hurts for you. It was such a sudden loss. Lari was so talented and she touched so many lives with her music. I have treasured her CDs for a long time and am so thankful to have these memories through her music. I will always treasure them, and our times in chorus. I can only hope that her music will help bring you some comfort through this difficult time. Lari is in Gods hands now in a better place. Thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy. Yvonne if you need anything I am here. May peace and comfort be with you and yours.

Posted by Elaine Long - Cllearwater, FL - friend   January 30, 2018


R.I.P!! What a beautiful and talented lady you were lari! Your beautiful talent will live on in your music ! Sing with the angels now !!

Posted by Freddie Cordova - Cordova, NM   January 30, 2018

Our hearts were saddened for the loss of your beloved Lari! She was a beautiful lady. We will miss her music. May the God of tender mercies and all comfort be with you all now and in the days to come. 2 Cor. 1:2-4.


Posted by A friend   January 29, 2018

My wife and I saw her perform and met her on a few occasions. It was always at a charity event, giving of her time and love to the need of others. She was a truly loving soul. And having just lost my wife to cancer as well, makes watching another great woman's similar plight, utterly bewildering. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Lari White. She truly touched many hearts!

Posted by Ben Kreinen - Stony Point,, NY   January 29, 2018

I so loved Lari's songs..she had a amazing song writing talent..She was my favorite singer through out the 1990"s..Wishes, I wanna be somebody's fool and Lead me not were several of my favorites..I do remember her role in "Castaway" and thought, gosh, she can act too...she had it all...

Posted by A friend   January 29, 2018

A beautiful talented lady. The first time I saw her I thought she might be shy as I knew nothing about her. When she was on stage I was totally blown away. She was so incredible in every way. I am so grateful to have been able to hear her at M Hearne's BarnDance. Her beauty, talent and songs will live in our memories

Prayers and Thoughts are with Chuck and family.

Posted by Eileen and Carl Hearne - Dallas, TX   January 29, 2018

Thank you Lari for your beautiful voice. We will always have your music and will cherish this gift you have left us with. God speed!

Posted by A friend   January 28, 2018


Posted by Joseph Piontar - New Hartford, NY   January 28, 2018

Lari, I remember hearing you sing when I was in college and I had your tape. I have been crushed to learn of your death at such a young age. I can only imagine what your children must be losing their mother just as they are becoming adults. I lost mine at 40 and I still feel her loss 3 years later. At least you are now in a better place and you left behind something to the world with your music.

Posted by Joseph Pintar - New Hsrtford, NY   January 28, 2018

Posted by Bob Cummings    January 28, 2018

Lari and her music have been very special to our family, including our children and grandchildren.
Our love and deepest condolences to Yvonne and Larry, Chuck and their children. We are so thankful to have the recordings of Lari's music to help us to hold the memory of her beautiful heart and precious and loving spirit within us forever.

Posted by Sue Howard and family - Dunedin, FL   January 28, 2018

Posted by Sue Howard - Oldsmar, FL   January 28, 2018


From the moment I heard the news of Lari's passing my heart has been broke for her family. What a beautiful angel to walk this earth and now singing in the heavenly choir. You will be missed, but your songs will be forever. God Bless the White and Cannon Family. RIP lovely lady.

Posted by Theresa Green - Greer, SC   January 27, 2018


Posted by Ethel Mcfarland - Thompsons Station, TN   January 27, 2018


Godspeed Lari, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   January 27, 2018

Our favorite of Lari's songs, Amazing Grace. She was an amazing singer and we were sorry to hear of her passing. Our sincere condolences to her family

Posted by Judy and Tom Overman - Lutz, FL   January 27, 2018


So very sorry . My daughter Katie (Landrey) Parker used to babysit for your kids. I met Lari several times while I was picking Katie up...

Posted by Tricia (formerly Kym Landrey) Good - Holland, KY   January 27, 2018

So sorry! Prayers for your family!

Posted by Vivian Brinson Cook - Coquitt, GA   January 27, 2018

My condolences to Lari's family & friends for your loss. I can still remember the first time I heard Lari on the radio, I knew she was going places. God must of needed an angel on the day he called her home. She is now free of pain, may she rest in peace.

Posted by Cheryl Camp - Independence, MO   January 27, 2018

Lari mother Yvonne taught me in 8th grade home ec we always love seeing her pictures. I have been following her career it saddens me to see her pass away so young.

Posted by Sue Berry - Largo, FL   January 27, 2018

I love you Lari you were the greatest.

Posted by Patrick Young - Piney Flats, TN   January 27, 2018

My prayers to Lari's family and loved ones. Her beautiful voice and heart touched so many lives and we are all blessed that she shared her voice and love with the world.

Posted by Tracy    January 27, 2018

Lari was an amazing talent & I was privileged to see her in Taos @ Michael Hearne's music festival. She was so generous with her time & music. The last time I was there, I bought her CD & am so glad that I did. My prayers go out to her family. RIP Lari.

Posted by Pam Wade - Taos, NM   January 27, 2018


Willie g Wilson

Posted by Willie g Wilson - Hixson, TN   January 27, 2018

So sorry to hear of Lari's passing. Loved her song Now I Know the best. My sympathies to her family. RIP Lari

Posted by Barb Eslinger - Sheboygan, WI   January 27, 2018

I first met Lari in 1995 at the Country Jam, Grand Junction, CO. We spoke for a few minutes before her show. Lari was so down to earth, friendly and her smile so contagious! When I moved to Nashville, TN to pursue my career as a Singer Songwriter, Lari was one of the first Singer Songwriters to welcome me into the music profession. We both loved the "In The Round" shows at The Bluebird Cafe. Like myself, Lari wrote songs from the heart, wasn't about fame or money, it was about compassion, sharing and touching others with our songs. Lari was a beautiful inspiration and will always be! Lari was the ultimate Songerwriter's friend who always made time to listen, to help others, she truly gave from her heart!! Thank you for coming into my life and letting me into yours! I'll miss you Lari!!

Posted by Suzanna Eckchum - Wimberley, TX   January 27, 2018

So saddened to hear of Lari's passing. Way too young. RIP. Penny Dodds of Foresthill, CA.

Posted by Penny Dodds - Foresthill, CA   January 27, 2018

Much prayer for all of Lari's family & friends for peace, comfort, and the everlasting promise of a Homecoming at the appointed time.

Posted by Darlene Darby (Jenna Darby Laughter's mom) - Fort Myers, FL   January 26, 2018

Chuck, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your precious family. Beautiful person, inside and out. From articles I have read she touched a lot of lives. Please know that there are a lot of people who love you and are praying for you everyday.

Posted by Marie Stalvey-Stubbs - Myrtle Beach, SC   January 26, 2018

My Condolences go out to Lari's Friends And Family. Her singing helped me thru alot of rough times in my life in the 90s

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018


Gone too soon. Love your music. Lari will be missed.

Posted by Elena C - Middle Village, NY   January 26, 2018

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Lari. Praying for peace and comfort for the families.

Posted by Brenda Sumler - Jackson, TN   January 26, 2018


Our heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time. Our hearts feel heavy with your passing. You will be truly missed Lari.

Posted by Butch, Edette and Curtis Yancey - clearwater, FL   January 26, 2018


She was like sunshine.
I hope you make it through ok Chuck for you'll were so meant to be together. If you need anything here is my number 615-300-7468
Elizabeth Rounds and JT

Posted by Elizabeth Rounds - Bon Aqua, TN   January 26, 2018

I'm so sorry for her friends, family and fans. Soon no more sad stories such as these- only life in Paradise!

Posted by Michal Parker    January 26, 2018

Prayers for the family of Lari White...a beautiful and talented woman. Rest in Peace from a big fan!

Posted by Carroll Taylor - Taylors, SC   January 26, 2018

To Chuck and Family, I am saddened to
hear of the news of Ms.Lari White.
My condolences to her friends and fans.
May Jesus words at John 6:44 bring you
comfort at this most difficult time.

Posted by Darlene - OH   January 26, 2018

To Chuck and Family, I am saddened to
hear of the news of Ms.Lari White.
My condolences to her friends and fans.
May Jesus words at John 6:44 bring you
comfort at this most difficult time.

Posted by Darlene - OH   January 26, 2018


Posted by MARYELLEN SNYDER - MARYVILLE, TN   January 26, 2018

I knew Lari before she was famous as a warm, giving teenager. She was even then willing to share and help whenever she could. My heart breaks for her family as they make their way through this heartbreaking time. Remember that Lari loved you all with all her heart.

Posted by Barbara Backus - Palm Harbor, FL   January 26, 2018


Loved you from the first time I heard you sing, such a beautiful voice and a beautiful woman. Rest with Jesus dear Lari.

Posted by Marie Battaglia - Australia   January 26, 2018

Lari was so fun to have in Chorus class back in 82-83. A true inspiration in all she did. A genuine, sweet and wonderful lady. I was very heartbroken to hear the news that she was fighting cancer and yet cancer took her away so quickly and at a young age. They say the good die young. I wish we had more time to spend with her but the memories are plentiful and fond. R.I.P. My friend. Will miss you.

Posted by Kevin Strand - Portage, MI   January 26, 2018

I am so sad to hear about the passing of Lari. My heart goes out to her family. She was so beautiful and talented. My favorite song was the duet with Travis Tritt. I love that song! My thoughts and prayers are with you.God bless you all.

Posted by Betty Jo Clary - Spartanburg, SC   January 25, 2018

Rip sister

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

No singer has ever touched my heart like Lari did. I have cried and smiled at what she brought to my life.

Posted by Sharon Smith - Copperas Cove, TX   January 25, 2018

RIP LARI you were such a great singer and I got the chance to meet you I am so sorry to the family for the loss of this young woman her music will always be going on.

Posted by Debbie Joseph - Elmwood Park, IL   January 25, 2018

Lari was such a beautiful soul. We were so blessed that she joined you on Cayamo, Chuck. We are broken hearted for you all.
May you feel God's presence and our love, Sandy & John DiCillo

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

I am so saddened to hear of her passing- She was beautiful! I found a CD of her the other day and bought it because I have always loved to hear her beautiful voice! The CD is The Best of Lari White- Her version of Amazing Grace was beautiful! It gave me goose bumps! She was so talented! I will miss her so much! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends- Remember: She will always be in your hearts!!

Posted by Elizabeth - Georgetown, SC   January 25, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Lari once for just an afternoon with mutual friends. Yet I shall never forget her sweet spirit and smile.

Posted by Mccollonough Ceili - Bon Aqua, TN   January 25, 2018

My heartfelt sympathies and prayers for the White family. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. Lari was truly an amazing and talented lady of integrity. She will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A Caring Neighbor    January 25, 2018

Lari's music has brightened my mod on many a sad day. Her music will live on in my heart forever.

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

Posted by Sissy Treat - Nashville, TN   January 25, 2018

We express our sympathies to the White family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together with Lari White. She was a talent singer and songwriter. May our Heavenly Father who sees your pain of heart give you the needed strength and comfort to endure in this most sorrowful time. He knows what you are going through. (Ps. 145:18, 19)

Posted by PPL - WA   January 25, 2018

It was so sad to hear of Lari's passing. I used to listen to her music for years. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
Larry Powell (E-mail:

Posted by Larry Powell - Jacksonville, FL   January 25, 2018

Posted by Eric May - Blissfield, MI   January 25, 2018

Our deepest condolences.
Betty and Allen Arnold
(Allen's Florist, Inc., Dunedin, FL)

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

I enjoyed listing to your music and seeing you in concert with george prayers go out to your family.may God's perpetual light shine upon you,may you rest in peace.

Posted by melodie Lacey - CHARLOTT HALL, MD - acquaintance   January 25, 2018


Chuck. So sorry, I just learned of the illness couple days ago. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Posted by Steve Parker - classmate   January 25, 2018

What a wonderful woman.

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

I was saved the second time listening to Lari's Amazing Grace and Power in the Blood of the Lamb. I was listening to those two songs while watching her scene in Cast Away at the precise moment she passed. She was the most precious singer ever. She will never be replaced in my heart. May she rest in the loving arms of God. Good bye dearest Lari.

Posted by Patrick Young - Piney Flats, TN   January 25, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss of Lari. May you be comforted knowing Our Heavenly Father truly cares for your family. Pour your inner most feelings and fears out to him in prayer. 1Pet 5:6,7

Posted by H E    January 24, 2018

God bless the family and friends. May the memories of love shared forever provide happiness and comfort

Posted by michael - charlotte   January 24, 2018

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the White family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    January 24, 2018

Just wanted to let Lari's family that my thoughts and prayers are with all of them during this time. Lari was a very talented singer and will be missed. I have her CDs so will enjoy listening to her music. God bless all of you at this tie.

Posted by Patty Trautman - Lakeland, FL   January 24, 2018


My heart breaks knowing that another country singer is gone. Please bring peace to her family and friends on this time of sorrow. Sing for god Lari. RIP.

Posted by Jeff Hayes - Terre Haute, IN   January 24, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. Country music and her family and friends has lost another great singer to soon. Gone so soon and now singing for god. You will be missed Lari

Posted by Jeff Hayes - IN   January 24, 2018

Gone to soon! May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding be with her family.

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018

RIP, fly high

Posted by Dawna Jamison - brockport, PA   January 24, 2018


Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   January 24, 2018

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018

My condolences to the family, friends and fans of this talented woman. She will truly be missed. May those mourning find comfort in each other and in God during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   January 24, 2018


We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Lari's death. Her first CD, "Lead Me Not", remains one of our favorite albums by any artist to this day. A beautiful voice, a wonderful talent. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Harry & Lucille VanDusen - North Hanover Township, NJ   January 24, 2018

Lari White was as beautiful inside as she was, outside. Her passing is a huge loss to all who knew her and enjoyed her music. Condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Robert Trout    January 24, 2018

So very sad to hear of the passing of Lari White. A wonderful and talented singer. God bless you always. Rip Lari. Xoxo

Posted by Dorothy Jones - Philadelphia, PA   January 24, 2018


Posted by c r - PA   January 24, 2018

Family Album

Lari White