Dr. Gary Edward Whitehouse, 78, passed away Friday March 31, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida. After taking his education in Industrial Engineering at Lehigh University and Arizona State University, Dr. Whitehouse enjoyed a long and distinguished career in higher education. He was professor of Industrial Engineering at Lehigh University from 1965-1978; he continued his career as a faculty member and administrator at University of Central Florida from 1978-2004. As university administrator, Dr. Whitehouse helped lead and guide UCF through a period of rapid growth and development. He served as the Department Chair of Industrial Engineering 1978-1983, as Dean of Engineering 1988-1993, and finally as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at UCF 1993-2003.
Dr. Whitehouse was a pioneer of microcomputer use in classroom and IE professional practice, he authored four books in the area of operations research and industrial engineering, wrote more than 100 technical journal articles, won numerous teaching and service awards, and was an active member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. Gary was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Marian G. Whitehouse, and is survived by his children Gail DePuy and her husband Wynand, and Glenn Whitehouse and his wife Marianne; and by three grandchildren, Daniel Whitehouse, Meredith DePuy, Drew DePuy.