Everett is a native of Brownton, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science in 1963. Everett worked for the Albinson Funeral Home and Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapel in Minneapolis before moving back to McLeod County in 1973, when he opened a funeral home in the former Quast Funeral Home in Hutchinson and a funeral home on Main Street in Brownton. In 1978, he purchased the Dobratz Funeral Chapel from the Dobratz Family in Hutchinson. Everett has two sons, Robert and Richard. He is married to Katherine and lives in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Everett is a member of the Oddfellows Lodge in Hutchinson. He enjoys golfing and traveling to Branson, Missouri.