Darrel "Butch" Wait


April 26, 1943 - July 5, 2021


Darrel “Butch” Wait, 78, of White Lake, SD, died Monday, July 5, 2021 at Aurora Brule Nursing Home in White Lake of kidney failure. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, July 9, at the United Methodist Church in White Lake. Burial will be at the White Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the Church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Darrel K. Wait was born April 26, 1943 to Laurence and Ellen (Nelson) Wait in Plankinton, SD.

Darrel grew up and attended Country school in rural White Lake. He was in the army from 1966 to 1968.

Darrel operated Wait’s Garage for many years. He also worked for Dakota Fields and Dakota Prairie Holidays, until poor health required him to retire.

Darrel was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed any outdoor activity, especially hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his son, Darren Wait; sister, Marge Knigge of Mitchell; two grandchildren: Shane and Zach; two nieces, Renee (Ed) Peters, Robin Knigge; and great-nephew, Blake Peters.


Friday, July 9, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
110 E Deleyan
White Lake, SD 57383


Friday, July 9, 2021
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
110 E Deleyan
White Lake, SD 57383


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, SD

Posted by Judy”Hansen” Maresh. An old White Lake neighbo on July 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Liza Moulton on July 9, 2021
He's not suffering anymore.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏💓.
Posted by Esther Hansen on July 8, 2021
Ol' fishing buddy, I already miss you!!! You taught me how to drive my first boat!!! Not showed me, you made me sit there & do it myself!!! And the fun we had fishing, catching tires & the flying fish!!! The log we passed around during that whole fishing tournament!!! It just won't be the same without you!! Save me a spot, where they are biting!!!!
Posted by Tige & Michelle Everson on July 7, 2021
Butch, always had a smile for his friends. Good memories, over the years, knowing him. He also had a serious and competitive side too! Sincere sympathy for his family.
Posted by Jim Hoffmann on July 7, 2021
With Deepest sympathy... Someone so special will not be forgotten Happy times I could never regret. Wonderful memories will live on forever In our hearts we will never forget.
Posted by Patty (Thiry) Surat on July 7, 2021
Sympathy to the familes.
Posted by Bottcher-Vaverka Families on July 7, 2021
Oh how you will be truly missed! You have been with us for many years watching us grow. you have done many things with us and taught us much. You always said You can't take away the Memories!! and you wil always be remembered!! Love you and will miss you.....now go Fishing!!

Posted by Jeff Johnson on July 7, 2021
Thanks for the many memories Butch. Sure will miss you.. Sympathy to the to family. Rest in peace my good friend until we meet again.
Posted by Britt Bruner on July 7, 2021
Oh, I have so many fond memories of Butch! That goofy grin of his and that look in his eyes that made you just laugh! Rest In Peace, my friend.
Posted by eva lou wells on July 6, 2021
sympathy to the family will miss him
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