John D. Whitby, 64, a security guard and police officer for most of his life, died Aug. 3, 2012, of cancer.
He was born May 14, 1948, to John W. Whitby and Iris Gibson Whitby in London, Ontario, Canada. The family moved to Centerport, N.Y., in 1953 where he attended school and joined the Navy Reserve his senior year. After graduation he went into active duty.
He married Patricia Knight on Aug. 26, 1981, in Billings. He worked as a security guard and police officer.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Dan Whitby and Jason Whitby; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Jeff Whitby, and sister, Janice Whitby, both of California.
Visitation was Aug. 7 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. A gathering followed at 1635 Old Hardin Road.