Glenn M. White, 60, a writer and editor who until recently had been on temporary assignment with the Environmental Protection Agency office in San Francisco, died Monday in that city after a heart attack. He lived in Bethesda.

He had been with EPA for about a year. Before that, he was associated with leading magazines and had worked as an information officer with the Agriculture Department here.

Mr. White was born in Indiana. A graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., he earned a master's degree at the University of lowa School of Journalism.

He was with the Ladies' Home Journal for 16 years and was senior associate editor when he left there in 1963. He then contributed to it as a freelance writer as well as to Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day and Cosmopolitan.

Mr. White was a medical writer for Psychiatric Reporter, published by Smith, Kline and French, a lecturer at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, and a contributing editor of Dynamic Maturity, published by the American Association of Retired Persons.

He was the author of "The Ball State Story," a history of the university published in 1967. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He belonged to the Washington Press Club.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Parker White, of the home in Bethesda; two sons, John, of Myrtle Creek, Ore., and Jay, of Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Harry Vande Walker, of Harlingen, Tex., and one grandchild.