Everett was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Hicksville, Ohio, to Samuel and Clara (Knoblauch) Ringenberg. On July 24, 1948, Everett married the former Joyce Dean in Fort Wayne, Ind. Together they raised their seven children.
Everett proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1944-1946 during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He graduated from IU Bloomington in pre-med. In 1952, he graduated from the St. Louis University School of Dentistry. He practiced in Richmond, Ind., from1952-1990. He then continued to practice, part-time, with his son, Dr. Tom Ringenberg, commuting from North Carolina until his retirement in 1993. Everett was elected to the International College of Dentists in1971. He was appointed to the Indiana Board of Dental Examiners by Governor Otis Bowen and served for six years.
The Ringenbergs lived in North Carolina for 10 years and four years in Columbus, Ind., before locating in Plymouth two years ago. Everett was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Plymouth.
Everett is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Ringenberg of Plymouth; his sons, Stephen and Nancy Ringenberg of Richmond, Ind., Paul and Carolea Ringenberg of Tampa, Fla., Tim Ringenberg of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dr. Tom and Hayley Ringenberg of Richmond, Ind., and Mark and Brenda Ringenberg of Plymouth; his daughter, Janis and Gary Monroe of New York; his son-in-law, John Clark of Melbourne, Fla.; 14 greatly loved grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sisters, Betty and Herbert Weisshart of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ilene McLauchlin of Winter Haven, Fla. Also many nieces, nephews and cousins survive.
Everett was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Stout Clark, in 2005; his grandson, Garrison O.P. Ringenberg, in 2009; his grandson-in-law, Tim Hartman; his brothers, Quentin R. and Miles Ringenberg; and his sister, Charlotte Dasher.
A memorial service in honor of Everett will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 401 Walnut St., Plymouth, IN 46563, with the Rev. Jean Sparks officiating. A time of greeting the family will be from 3:00 -3:30 p.m., before the service. A private internment will be held a later date in Richmond, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like for you to remember your local food pantry, hospice or church.
The Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, IN 46563, has been entrusted with the arrangements.