Born and raised in Uvalde County, Texas, Richard graduated from Sabinal High School. He attended A&I University of Kingsville under a football scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His business career began with Bechtel Engineering of Houston, Texas, but the lure of small-town familiarity changed his career path. A resident of Kendall County since 1976, he entered into the family business operating White’s Auto on Main Street with his father. After successfully running WA Automotive for 37 years, he retired in June, 2012.
Richard has served in various positions in the community including membership in the Boerne Kiwanis Club, Boerne Chamber Director, City Council Board Member for two terms, Boerne Berges Fest Director, and 21 years of service with the Boerne Volunteer Fire Department having held various offices thereof. Richard is currently completing his first year as KCRC President.
He married his wife and business partner, Debbie, in 1987 merging their families to raise 4 boys, John, Jason, Rustin and Michael. Richard and Debbie built their home in 1993 where they currently reside off of FM 1376.