Luke 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 had a way of making everyone around him laugh and have fun, but he also made them feel special,” says 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 spent time on the road with several notable groups including Aaron and Amanda Crabb, the Greenes and more recently, TaRanda Greene.
“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,” recalls 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.”
Many other Homecoming friends posted statements about Luke, remembering him as a sweet and genuine person who loved to make others laugh.
Terah Crabb Penhollow: He will be missed very much. Luke was so full of joy and was just so great to be around, but that just makes Heaven is so much sweeter . Sometimes it's hard to understand why; he was so young but like my brother's new song says, we have to believe that God knows what he's doing. RIP Luke White.
Kelly Nelon - We will all miss his sweet smile!
Jason Crabb - Our friend Luke White passed away this weekend. Our hearts are breaking and we are sad, but we have wonderful memories. He professed his faith in Christ, so we have confidence we will see him again. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers and thoughts.
The Perrys - Our hearts and prayers goes out to the Luke White family in the passing of Luke! You were way to young to go!! See ya on the other side!
The Bowling Family - We learned today that a precious friend to us and to gospel music has gone to be with Jesus. He was just thirty years old. Luke White could always make us laugh, and had a heart of gold. We are honored to call him our friend, and will miss him dearly. Please keep his family in your prayers. We will see you again, Luke.
Destiny McGuire - Looking forward to seeing those wings of yours when I get to the other side. Save me a seat at the table, dear friend...
Sisters - We lost a dear friend today. Luke White. He was always an encouragement to us and one our biggest cheerleaders!
Reba Rambo McGuire - Trying to grasp the home going of our friend Luke White. So young ... so amazing. Please pray for his family & all who love him.
Luke is survived by his parents, Phillip and Rhonda White, his sister Olivia, her husband Josh, and a nephew, Jase Jarrell. He is survived as well by a stepbrother, James Phillip White, a grandmother, Lucille Tilley, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and special friends like TaRanda Greene and her two daughters Josie and Bella.