June 29, 2015 (Nashville, TN) It is with deep sadness that StowTown Records and partner IMC Management announces the passing of Luke White on Sunday, June 28.
Luke, who recently battled a serious case of bacterial double pneumonia, was a beloved agent and representative for artists and made a resounding impact on many lives throughout the gospel industry before and during his tenure at IMC/StowTown.
“Luke White had a way of making everyone around him laugh and have fun, but he also made them feel special,” said Landon Beene, owner of IMC Management and partner of StowTown Records. “He had more of an impact off stage with people than many do on stage displaying God’s love. He was one of a kind, a personal friend, and he’ll be missed.”
A Southern Gospel performer and musician, Luke also led a successful ministry with his sister Olivia and also spent time on the road with several notable groups including Aaron and Amanda Crabb, The Greenes and more recently, TaRanda Greene.
“He was the face and voice of IMC to many of us who booked events and cruises,” said Dale Grimes, a longtime gospel music fan. “It still hurts and is a shock, but we’re just grateful we do not mourn like those who have no hope. Many of those powerful gospel lyrics have even more meaning today.”
Luke’s Homegoing Celebration will be held at North Pointe Church, located at 5225 High Point Road in Kernersville, NC. Visitation will take place Wednesday, July 1 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The funeral begins at noon Thursday, July 2.
“There was no greater fan of Southern Gospel music than Luke White. He never wanted to be in the spotlight, but he encouraged and pushed others into it,” added Wayne Haun, co-founder of StowTown Records. “He was the wind beneath several pairs of wings. This industry will truly miss him, and I will miss him because he was my good friend.”
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