Whitlock edged out White in a thrilling match, winning a ninth set tie-break after surrending leads of 3-1 and 4-0.
‘The Wizard’ will take on Peter Wright on Monday for a place in the final.
Wade will face Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals on Sunday after claiming a straight sets victory over South Africa’s Devon Peterson.
van Gerwen meets Mark Webster for a spot in the semis after a thrilling comeback against Gary Anderson saw him progress.
James Wade 4 – 0 Devon Petersen – Match Report
Michael van Gerwen 4 – 3 Gary Anderson – Match Report
Simon Whitlock 5 – 4 Ian White – Match Report
By Chris Murphy
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